Evening with the Stars 45th Anniversary Gala

Visit the Evening with the Stars Gallery to see photos of this wonderful event that helped Heritage raise more than $240,000.
AprilMA2012 kids planting veggie garden with MG

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Heritage is celebrating its 45th Anniversary by establishing and Education and Outreach Fund. Support educational programming at Heritage with a gift today.
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Group Visits

Bring your group to Heritage this summer! Contact Group Sales to book your outing today.  
Heritage Video

Heritage’s 45th Anniversary

Enjoy this commemorative video celebrating Heritage's 45 years
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What’s in Bloom

The cool summer has brought some beautiful blooms to Heritage this August! Read more in What's in Bloom.

We have been so pleased with the wonderful programs we have been a part of this year. We spent many summer days playing in Hidden Hollow and attending the family concerts on the lawn.

  • Upcoming Events

    Aug
    24
    Sun
    10:00 am EVEN BIGGER BIG BUGS BASH! @ Throughtout the Gardens
    EVEN BIGGER BIG BUGS BASH! @ Throughtout the Gardens
    Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    All Day – Insect Safari: Pick up a hunt at the Ticket Office, then visit all ten David Rogers’ Big Bugs sculptures and learn fun bug facts. 10 am – 2 pm – Crafty Critters in Hidden Hollow: Make your own interesting insects to take home. 11 am – 11:45 am – Performance by Jackson Gillman on the Hidden Hollow Stage – Laugh and learn with Jackson Gillman, the Stand-Up Chameleon, as he turns into a fly, mosquito, doodlebug, ant, cockroach, and other crawlies in his educational low-life revue. 12 – 2 pm – Bug Ball on the Hidden Hollow Stage – Create your own bug antennae, use costume elements and puppets, and join the dance party on the stage. 12 – 12:30 pm – Members’ Book Signing with Amy Stewart in the Heald Center: Members have an exclusive opportunity to meet New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart, who will sign copies of her books, which are available for sale. 1pm – Starting at the Daddy Long Legs – Laugh and learn with Jackson Gillman as you follow him around to many of the Big Bugs sculptures, where he will present a custom-fit routine at each site. 1 – 2 pm – Wicked Bugs Talk with Amy Stewart – Join us for a darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the insect world. In this talk based on Stewart’s New York Times best-seller, you’ll meet creatures that infest, infect, and openly wreck havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the “book worms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary power of six and eight-legged creatures. It’s a mix of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins – but doesn’t end – in your own backyard. This 45 minute talk is accompanied by dazzling photos, historical images, copper engravings and other visual illustrations. Note: This program is aimed at an adult audience. While preteens and teenagers have certainly attended and enjoyed Amy Stewart’s events, they are not geared for a youth audience and small children in particular might simply be uninterested.  Subject matter for Wicked Bugs includes graphic descriptions of cannibalism, parasitism, violent sexual behavior, and fatal diseases caused by insects.  2 – 3 pm – Performance by The Ticks at the Outdoor Concert Stage – This three-woman band performs original driving pop-punk and rock songs that feature clever lyrics and wry, wicked humor sure to get you dancing.
    Aug
    26
    Tue
    6:00 pm The Connoisseur’s Dinner: With K... @ Heald Center
    The Connoisseur’s Dinner: With K... @ Heald Center
    Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Come to an intimate dinner party with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart. Heritage leadership donors enjoy the benefit of a complimentary gourmet dinner and lively conversation with an American art and culture luminary. To be part of this one-of-a-kind event, join the Honor Society* at the Hydrangea Level ($2,500 or above). Call Beth Kirk, 508-888-3300 x.119. *Honor Society support enables Heritage to offer educational programs, maintain the gardens, exhibits and collections and make other great exhibitions available on the Cape.
    Aug
    29
    Fri
    10:00 am Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
    Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
    Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM, special family activities, lawn games, and a chance to see Wicked Plants and Big Bugs make this a great start to the weekend for the whole family. Ticketing: Free with museum admission Weekly Schedule: August 1: Cape Cod African Dance and Drumming August 8: Zak Morgan August 15: Ben Rudnick and Friends August 22: Toe Jam Puppet Band “The Bug Show” August 29: The Elbows  
    Sep
    20
    Sat
    11:00 am Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
    Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
    Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for a tour of our antique auto collection storage. Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories about the twenty cars in this area, while participants have the opportunity to closely examine the vehicles. Participants will also learn how the collection was formed, the original purchase price of each vehicle, the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, and the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit.  Advance registration is recommended as space is limited. Register Online Now

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