Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens’ mission is to delight and engage visitors with an experience inspired by the life of founder Marjorie Post and her passion for excellence, gracious hospitality, art, history, and gardens.


Winter Programs
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Art Projects & Coloring Pages *
Engage in creative art-making with materials available at home, such as paper, crayons, glue, and cardboard. These materials are fun on their own, or a perfect complement to Hillwood’s live virtual field trips, including our popular Animal Art Safari for grades prek-2, as well as programs for upper elementary, middle, and high school students (email info@hillwoodmuseum.org to schedule).
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, World Languages/Global Studies, Arts
Discipline: Artifact or Object Exploration, Visual Arts
Resource Type: Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource
Learning Standards: National Core Arts Standards: Visual Arts
VA:Cr1.1

  • Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
  • Enduring Understanding: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.

Grades: PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Length: flexible/varies
This program/resource is accommodating of students with learning/developmental disabilities.

Virtual Tour: Welcome to Hillwood! *
Bring the splendor of Hillwood to your online classroom! Students will cultivate observational skills as they explore Hillwood through high-quality images of the magnificent mansion, art, and gardens, accompanied by lively narrative in this recorded presentation. For maximum flexibility, the presentation file, including slides and commentary, is provided so you can customize the experience for your class. These materials can stand alone, or provide a perfect introduction to one of our dynamic, live virtual field trips, including our popular Animal Art Safari for grades prek-2, as well as programs for upper elementary, middle, and high school (email info@hillwoodmuseum.org to schedule).
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, World Languages/Global Studies, Arts
Discipline: Historic Site Visit, Artifact or Object Exploration, Visual Arts
Resource Type: Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource
Learning Standards:
National Core Arts Standards: Visual Arts

  • VA:Pr6.1 - Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
  • VA:Re.7.1 - Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work 

CCSS.ELA (K-5): Speaking & Listening:

  • Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Grades: PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Length: 10 minutes
This program/resource is accommodating of students with learning/developmental disabilities.


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Animal Art Safari
Presented by: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Lions and dragons and birds—oh my! In this virtual program, students search for animals, real and imaginary, as they explore Hillwood’s art through playful looking activities, led by a museum educator via live video chat. Students will create their own drawings inspired by the art and will cultivate their observational and perceptual skills as they practice detecting and identifying animals depicted on art from different countries and time periods.

Date: 10/6/20, 10/21/20, 11/4/20, and 11/17/20 (NOTE: We can be flexible with dates, if a teacher needs a different date, or prefers a date listed for one of our other programs.) 
Time: 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. (NOTE: We can be flexible with time, if a different time is needed to fit into the class's schedule.)
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts
Medium: Artifact or Object Exploration; Visual Arts;
Learning Standards: National Core Arts Standards for Visual Arts:VA:Re.7.1.PkaRecognize art in one’s environment. VA:Re.7.1.KaIdentify uses of art within one’s personal environment. VA:Re.7.1.1aSelect and describe works of art that illustrate daily life experiences of one’s self and others. VA:Re.7.1.2aPerceive and describe aesthetic characteristics of one’s natural world and constructed environments. VA:Re.7.2.PkaDistinguish between images and real object.VA:Re.7.2.KaDescribe what an image represents.VA:Cn11.1.Pka Recognize that people make art. VA:Cn11.1.KaIdentify a purpose of an artwork. VA:Cn11.1.1aUnderstand that people from different places and times have made art for a variety of reasons. VA:Cr1.2.1aUse observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.
Grades: Pre-K - 2nd
Ticket capacity: 40 
Supplementary Materials: TBD

Treasure Quest
Presented by: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Students embark on an exploration of glittering treasures and magnificent art displayed at Hillwood in this virtual program, led by a museum educator via live video chat. Through active participation in playful games, sketching, and open-ended discussion, students enrich their understanding of art, as they cultivate their observational and perceptual skills while examining portraits and other art from Hillwood’s collection.
Date: 10/7/20, 10/20/20, 11/10/20, and 12/2/20 (NOTE: We can be flexible with dates, if a teacher needs a different date, or prefers a date listed for one of our other programs.)
Time: 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. (NOTE: We can be flexible with time, if a different time is needed to fit into the class's schedule.)
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts
Medium: Artifact or Object Exploration; Visual Arts;
Learning Standards: Global Studies• Investigate the world• Recognize perspectivesACTFL’s World-Readiness Standards for Learning Language:• CULTURES: Interact with cultural competence and understanding o Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied. o Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied. National Core Arts Standards for Visual Arts:VA:Re.7.1.3aSpeculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art.VA:Re.7.1.5aCompare one's own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.VA:Re.7.2.3aDetermine messages communicated by an image.VA:Re.7.2.4aAnalyze components in visual imagery that convey messages.VA:Re.7.2.5aIdentify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery.VA:Cn11.1.3aRecognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made. VA:Cn11.1.4aThrough observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created. VA:Cn11.1.5aIdentify how art is used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society.
Grades: 3rd - 8th
Ticket capacity: 40 
Supplementary Materials: TBD

World History: Passport to Russia and France
Presented by: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
In this virtual program, students consider how people communicate information about themselves through art. Through open-ended discussion, led by a museum educator via live video chat, students cultivate their observational and perceptual skills, as they analyze portraits and other art from 1700s France and 1800s Russia, and think critically about the messages of wealth and power the owners and makers of these objects conveyed through their design, use, and display.
Date: 10/14/20, 10/28/20, 11/18/20, and 12/9/20 (NOTE: We can be flexible with dates, if a teacher needs a different date, or prefers a date listed for one of our other programs.) 
Time: 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. (NOTE: We can be flexible with time, if a different time is needed to fit into the class's schedule.)
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Social Studies/ History
Medium: Artifact or Object Exploration; Visual Arts;
Learning Standards: Era VI: The Age of Revolutions9.14 Students analyze political, social, and economic change as a result of the Age of Enlightenment in Europe.Historical Chronology and Interpretation (Grades 9-12): HCI.2. Students analyze how change happens at different rates at different times, understand that some aspects can change while others remain the same, and understand that change is complicated and affects not only technology and politics but also values and beliefs. HCI.3. Students show the connections, causal and otherwise, between particular historical events and larger social, economic, and political trends and developments. HCI.6. Students interpret past events and issues within the context in which an event unfolded rather than present-day norms and values.
Grades: 9th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 40 
Supplementary Materials: TBD

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