Meadow Brook Hall [MI]
Meadow Brook Hall is the fourth largest historic house museum in the United States. Built between 1926 and 1929 as the residence of Matilda Dodge Wilson (widow of auto pioneer John Dodge) and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson, the 110room, 88,000squarefoot mansion is complete with vast collections of original art and furnishings. The exterior and most of the interior rooms at Meadow Brook Hall were designed in the Tudor-revival style. However, a few rooms were decorated in other period-revival styles: the dining room and Matilda’s study are 18thcentury Neoclassical, Matilda’s room and the French bedroom are 18thcentury French Rococo, and Frances’ bedroom is American Colonial. The hall's collections include original paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, furniture, ceramics, carpets, glass, silver, costumes and other textiles, and family archival materials. Highlights of the collection include Tiffany art glass, costumes by Paul Poiret, Stickley furniture, paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sèvres and Meissen porcelain, and Rookwood pottery.
The hall offers guided mansion and garden tours, period rooms, educational programs, and a variety of special events, including lectures.