Heurich House – the historic home near Dupont Circle - will present Christkindlmarkt, November 30-December 7. The annual event welcomes the public to celebrate the winter season - as it honors the Heurich family’s German heritage by recreating a traditional German public Christmas marketin its garden. The holiday market features goods from over 40 local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, chocolatiers, makers of housewares, and more. Guests can visit the market and tour the seasonally-decorated historic house.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection is exhibiting mixed media sculpture inspired by natural forms and materials by noted Washington artist Martha Jackson Jarvis. “The project features works in stone, wood, and mosaic & assemblages made of sticks and vines. The garden installation is on view until December 16.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is exhibiting Fabergé Rediscovered, thru January 13, 2019. The special exhibition unveils new discoveries relating to Hillwood’s collection of Fabergé imperial Easter eggs and other famed works. The exhibition “will bring to light new attributions and provenances and provide a broader framework to study, explore, and appreciate nineteenth and twentieth-century jewelry and goldsmithing.” Major American art dealers and collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Fabergé’s success after the fall of the imperial regime. For the first time, with this exhibition, Hillwood’s collection is examined through Post’s perspective. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Wilfried Zeisler, who is Hillwood’s chief curator.
Image below: A Lusupov Box – Photo courtesy of Hillwood
The U.S. Botanic Garden will display their annual Season’s Greenings: All Aboard, November 22-January 1, 2019.Visitors can “explore America by train as the annual holiday event showcases historic railroad stations across the country. In the model train show, trains will chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations of iconic depots from across the U.S. There will be thousands of blooms throughout the Conservatory, including a showcase of heirloom and newly-developed poinsettia varieties. The Garden’s collection of D.C. landmarks made from plant materials will return to fill the Garden Court, including a new addition to be unveiled this fall.
Image below: A view of a previous Season's Greenings show.
Mount Vernon’s Colonial Market & Fair, which was canceled in September due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled and will take place November 10-12.The event will feature dozens of America's historic craftspeople and family fun. Visitors can jump-start their holiday shopping during the colonial pop-up marketplace. Colonial-attired artisans will demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as food, woodcarvings, metalwork, furniture, and much more. Performers will provied music and entertainment, including an 18th-century air balloon, a magician, and a puppet show. Mount Vernon’s historic interpreters will show how to make chocolate using an authentic colonial recipe and traditional methods. The market and fair is included with general admission. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Mount Vernon will admit all active duty, former, or retired military personnel free on Sunday, November 11.
Image below: A view of a former Colonial Market & Fair