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Take some Hollywood home with you with these books inspired by this season's special exhibit CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Golden Age Hollywood Paper Dolls depicts 16 stars of the silver screen, each with a sparkling costume enhanced by a dash of glitter, including Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Costume Design in the Movies is a fascinating reference work providing biographical/career data for major American, British, and French designers since 1909: Theoni V. Aldredge, Edith Head, Irene Sharaff and many others. Updated to 1988 with 177 illustrations and an invaluable index of 6,000 films.
This White House Christmas Ornament honors President William Howard Taft and celebrates his adoption of the automobile, his love of manufacture and invention, and his ready acceptance of modernity. The ornament depicts President and Mrs. Taft enroute to deliver Christmas presents. They are seated behind chauffeur George H. Robinson in the White Motor Company's Model M, a seven passenger steam-powered touring car embellished with the Great Seal of the United States on the doors.
President Taft’s 1909 White team Car was recently honored by the Historic Vehicle Association and can currently be seen in the Driven to Collect exhibit.
These adorable, reversible sun hats are perfect for kids playing out in the gardens at Heritage. With designs including a pirate/parrot, a bee/worm, a ladybug/butterfly, a whale/lobster. Chin straps are reversible, just slip the strap through the button hole conveniently located in the brim. Hats block 99.9% of the sun’s rays. Hats are 100% cotton and come in three sizes: baby, toddler and child.
The 1908 Charles Looff carousel is a favorite of Heritage visitors and kids will love this Carousel Coloring Book and 3D puzzle. The puzzle contains 148 pieces and assembles to 7.5”x7.5”x9” to create a carousel that spins. Build your own mini-carousel and improve hand-eye coordination, get practice in visualization and planning, and engage your creative side. The Carousel 3D puzzle comes individually shrink-wrapped with instruction and sandpaper.
Show off your green thumb with these at-home garden kits, include an Air Plant Terrarium, a Blooming Garden with Thumbelina Zinnias, a Foodie Garden with Basil, and a Blooming Garden with Tom Thumb Nasturtiums. Pick up a custom Heritage Museums & Gardens flower pot mug and plant your own matchstick garden of mixed herbs or mixed wildflowers.
Get to know the people and plants that make Heritage one of New England’s top public gardens as part of this annual celebration, presented in partnership with the American Public Gardens Association. Sandwich residents enjoy free admission today with proof of residence. Garden Highlights Tours Friday, May 6 11-11:45am and 2-2:45pm Tour guides will share favorite garden features during these walking tours. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.
Nobody will yell “Cut!” during this gallery tour introducing Heritage’s featured special exhibit, part of spring ArtWeek Boston. Alexandra Mulrow, Manager of Interpretive Programs, takes participants “on set” to learn more about the costumes that helped some of your favorite actors create memorable characters. No advance registration required. Heritage is proud to be part of Spring ArtWeek Boston by presenting The Premiere Tour of Cut! Costume in the Cinema Exhibit, free with museum admission.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is the perfect place to celebrate Mom and show her how much you appreciate all that she does. Heritage is showing appreciation for moms by offering: Free admission to all moms on Sunday, May 8 15% off purchases for Non-Members and 25% off purchases for Members on all regularly priced merchandise at The Shop at Heritage on Saturday, May 7 through Sunday, May 8 Heritage also offers great gift ideas to show mom how much you appreciate her: Why give her a bouquet of flowers when you can give her a whole garden? A membership to Heritage offers many benefits including free admission to Heritage. Purchase a membership for mom here. Honor your mother by officially naming a rhododendron at Heritage for her. Your rhododendron will be registered with the Royal Horticultural Society. To officially name a rhododendron after mom, contact the Membership Office at 508-888-3300, ext. 111. The Adventure Park at Heritage invites moms to climb for free with a paying family member. Visit The Adventure Park at Heritage’s website to learn more.
Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas, and will be able to get up close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these tours often sell out!