March 24, 2011
Washington, DC: Pastoral Conference participants visited the
Thursday, March 24, the vicar bishops, cleric, and matushkas of the
Eastern American Diocese visited the
Museum, home to a unique collection of Russian art and antiquity
from the Imperial period. The museum "was the last residence of
cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973). Possessing of
a fabulous collection of Russian and French decorative art
masterpieces from the 18th century, she furnished her home with the
full intention of having it converted to a museum after her death.
The museum, opened here in 1977, is one of the best art collector
house museums in the country. Among its treasurers are family jewels
of the Romanov dynasty, Fabergé Easter eggs, and other masterful
jewelry, Russian icons, French tapestries, and Sèvres porcelain.
Gardens beautifully frame the museum, while photographs and other
memorabilia reminder visitors that people once lived here"
A tour of the U.S. capital was then offered for those interested.
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