Wedding: Hill-Stead Museum
Sunday, September 02, 2007, @ 4:00 P.M.
Guests can arrive as early as 4:00 P.M. to enjoy a
complimentary tour of the Hill-Stead Museum, a nationally recognized historic
Tours are designed around a relaxed open house format with
historic interpreters stationed in every room. Guests can spend as little
or as much time in each room as desired.
Hill-Stead was built from 1898 – 1901 following the
architectural designs of McKim, Mead & White and Theodate Pope Riddle, the
only child of retired malleable iron industrialist Alfred Atmore Pope and
Gilded Age Midwestern socialite Ada Brooks Pope.
Hill-Stead, a remarkable example of the Colonial Revival style,
was meant to be the retirement home and gentleman’s farm of the Popes.
The Popes’ new primary residence also served as a showcase for Alfred Pope’s
impressive collection of Impressionist masterpieces, including works by
Cassatt, Degas, Monet, Manet, and Whistler.
The Hill-Stead Museum was established in
1947 at the bequest of
Theodate Pope Riddle, and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
Reception: Hartford City Hall