- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History will close Sept. 19, so they can play host to a reception following a public memorial for philanthropist and civic leader Elsie Hillman.

Hillman died Aug. 4 at age 89. Her funeral was private, but a public memorial is planned for Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, to be followed by the reception at the museums.

Hillman was the wife of billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Henry Hillman. She was known for her work as a national Republican committeewoman and for helping the political careers of former President George H.W. Bush, former Gov. Tom Ridge, and others.

Hillman chaired the Elsie G. Hillman Foundation and was a trustee of the Hillman Family Foundations, which supported medical research, the arts and historic groups in western Pennsylvania.

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