Sunday, October 29 | 1:00 p.m.
Queen Marie's Birthday Tour
Docents Carrie Clark and Maria Reid will lead a tour in honor of Queen Marie’s birthday (October 29, 1875). Learn about our museum cofounder and the diverse and interesting collection she gave to Maryhill Museum of Art.
Wear a tiara and get in free! We will meet in the Queen Marie Gallery in front of the extraordinary golden gown that she wore to the coronation of her cousin Tsar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia.
Marie was the eldest daughter and second child of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and the former Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, respectively the son of Queen Victoria and the daughter of Emperor Alexander II. Queen Marie of Romania was the last Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Ferdinand I.
Queen Marie dedicated the Museum for her friend Sam Hill
on November 3, 1926. Today, visitors to Maryhill can see paintings, Russian icons, manuscripts, and the gown Queen Marie wore to the 1896 coronation of her cousins Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia. A 1923 replica of Queen Marie’s coronation crown, jewelry, and other memorabilia are also on display.
Find more information on Queen Marie here