The granddaughter of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post is stepping down as board president of the D.C. museum that she transformed from a well-kept secret into a shared treasure. Ellen Charles is the last member of the Post family to preside over Hillwood.
The south portico of the Hillwood mansion in Northwest Washington. Ellen Charles, the board president of the Hillwood museum, is stepping down after 25 years. Andre Chung/For The Washington Post Buy Photo