The weather was like midsummer during our visit, although it was September 13. I have visited the Hillwood Estate many times previously, one of the many hidden gems we can be proud of in DC and around the United States. Our curator escorted us through the elegant rooms on every floor, where one is mesmerized by the variety of rare collections of every type and size, including precious gems, Fabergé eggs and an amazing china collection. Every magnificent piece has a fascinating story to tell. Marjorie Merriweather Post had a strong desire to select and collect the best. In fact, she said that “once the desire is there, and the… Read MoreContinue Reading
Our Art & BookFair
Starting with a “Book Mart” in October, 1961, AAFSW has held a book sale every year at the State Department. This October, the Art & BookFair will once again offer books and treasures from all over the world. Our donors from the Foreign Service community have lived everywhere, and customers come to this sale knowing that they can find truly unique international items. This sale has raised $55,000 to $100,000 annually. Over the years that has added up to more than a million dollars. AAFSW uses Art & BookFair funds to finance scholarships and many other activities in support of the Foreign Service community, from our website to informational programs… Read MoreContinue Reading
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