Come Swing Into Fun! We are pleased to announce that The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens is now open! See you in the trees! What is the Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens? Tickets, pricing and hours Save money! Purchase a combo ticket to Heritage and T
The Heritage Collection (April 18-October 15) Celebrate the return of art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display. Beautiful paintings, rare objects, and the famed military miniatures offer examples of American ingenuity and excellence. J
Driven to Collect is located in the Automobile Gallery, which is a reproduction of the Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village. Learn more about the cars in Heritage’s antique automobile collection. Driven to Collect showcases Heritage’s permanent collection of antique and cl
Secret Shelters June 6-October 15, 2015 Explore nine artistic “Secret Shelters” in this season’s outdoor exhibit, made by artists and architects. The artist interpretations of the word ‘secret shelter’ are tucked around Heritage’s trees, hills and hidden
October 2015 Open House This open house will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Friday, October 9 from 10am-5pm The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right) Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for a tour of Heritage’s antique auto collection in storage. Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories about the cars in this area, while participants have the opportunity to closely examine the vehicles. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited. The Behind the Scenes Auto Tour on October 10 has sold out. Stay tuned! Behind the Scenes Auto Tours will return in 2016!
The Cape Cod British Car Club is bringing a selection of their finest cars to display on the Lower Events Field at Heritage. Pack a picnic and spend a day with family and friends, enjoying these beautiful autos. Meet the owners of the cars and learn more about British car history. The Cape Cod British Car Club was formed in August 2000 and membership continues to grow.
Come relax at British Beer Company of Sandwich on Saturday, October 17, from 4-6pm, as you learn how to examine a forgery. Heritage curator Jennifer Madden will present a free program about the process of lithography focusing on one of the many Currier & Ives prints in our collection, which will be featured this year during Gardens Aglow. Learn how these prints were made by examining an actual lithography stone and engraving tools. Will the cheat slip past you?
This candy-free, non-scary, family-friendly Halloween event is designed for children of all ages. Come in costume and be part of the fun! Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking from area to area. Activities include Halloween Dance Party with DJ Ooch Tractor-pulled hayrides Get a temporary tattoo Find your way through the Hart Family Maze Garden lit with hundreds of twinkling lights Enjoy themed drinks and snacks from the Magnolia Café Take a fall-themed family photo on the Outdoor Concert Stage Learn all about nocturnal animals in Hidden Hollow, lit especially for Halloween fun Explore the new carved pumpkin display, featuring pumpkins by both professional and amateur carvers Take a spin (or two!) on the vintage carousel Create a Halloween craft at The Hundred Acre School