Virtual Happenings from the Cultural Events Committee

Happier New Year from the BHWC Cultural Events Committee!  

While most historic homes and museums are still closed for in-person tours, many are offering various forms of virtual tours, lectures, and workshops that our BHWC members and families might find enjoyable. This is another great way to keep our curious minds engaged and educated! Here is a sampling:

Hillwood Mansion
Docent-led, virtual 1-hour mansion tours, livestream lectures and workshops.
Free for members, $7 fee for non-members.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Live, virtual 1 hour tours.  
$10 fee

National Museum of Natural History
Virtual tours, some narrated as well as zoom webinars.  

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Virtual 45 minute-long “Art Chats” with museum educators and live-streaming female musical performances.

National Portrait Gallery
Online Zoom tours, plus various online artistic programs such as writing, drawing, YouTube virtual story time for children, and podcasts.

National Gallery of Art
Virtual “Gallery Talks,” “Artful Conversations,” and lectures.

In addition to the above more local cultural attractions, here’s a list of some historic homes and museums around the world that offer great escapes via virtual tours, as well:  

Historic Homes
Buckingham PalaceBlenheim PalaceMark Twain HouseIsabella Stewart Gardner MuseumThe Biltmore EstateFrida Kahlo MuseumThe Frick CollectionVizcaya Museum & GardensAnne Frank HouseVersailles

Museums
The LouvreThe Musee d’OrsayThe British MuseumThe Royal Academy of Arts LondonThe Van Gogh MuseumThe Vatican MuseumPicasso MuseumMetropolitan Museum of ArtJ. Paul Getty Museumvarious Guggenheim Museums

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