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July 24, 2015 - December 6, 2015
2015 Adult Programs

Engage with people and ideas through programs that explore historic themes with contemporary speakers. Encounter works of art up close in the intimate and personalized spaces of Hillwood’s mansion and gardens. Delve deeper into intriguing topics of art, fashion, design, and history with Hillwood’s curators, horticulturists, staff, distinguished experts, and international scholars, at study days, lectures, tours, and book talks.

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July 24, 2015



Divas Outdoors: Hairspray


Enjoy a truly Divine summer evening, sipping a special signature champagne cocktail, beer, wine or champagne from Hillwood’s Café, competing for the best picnic spread and watching John Water’s cult classic, Hairspray.

Come early and set out your elaborate picnic spread.

Pour your energy into planning your fabulous props and costumes, knowing that we'll pour the drinks when you arrive! Choose a special champagne cocktail, beer, wine, or champagne to go with your feast, or pre-order dinner from Hillwood's Café.

Event Timeline

Gates open 7 pm
7-8:30 pm: Mansion and Ingenue to Icon open for touring
7-9:45 pm: Hillwood Café open
8-8:30 pm: Best picnic spread judging; winners announced before film
Film begins around 8:45

This event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the screening will be moved indoors.

This program is made possible by the Dina Merrill Film Program.

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