Ingénue to Icon: The Life of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Explore an extraordinary life for Women's History Month
Before women were allowed to vote, Washington icon and Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887 - 1973) was running her father's corporation and entertaining in her gilded Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.
Presented by Howard Vincent Kurtz, the Associate Curator of Costumes and Textiles at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C. (the former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post).
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About the speaker:
Kurtz has curated three exhibitions highlighting the Post family costumes for the Hillwood Estate museum, and his comprehensive book, "Ingenue to Icon," chronicles Post's life through her fashion choices. In addition to his work as a curator, Kurtz is a Professor of Theater and Head of the Design and Technical Theater Program at George Mason University. As a member of the professional costume union, he has designed costumes at many regional and local theaters in the Washington, D.C. area, for which he has received the Helen Hayes Outstanding Costume Design Award.