Charles Looff Charles Looff came to Brooklyn, New York from Denmark in 1870 at the age of eighteen. Already a talented woodcarver, he found employment in a furniture factory. Looking to further expand his horizons, he persuaded the owner of a pavilion at the popular amusement park Con
Each year, the autos displayed in the J.K. Lilly III Auto Gallery exhibit are refreshed by swapping out vehicles on display or relocating vehicles to different locations in the two-story exhibit gallery. But how is that accomplished? Moving vehicles at Heritage can be a fun challenge!
This Rubina Verde Glass Salt Shaker (c. 1885-1900) from an unidentified maker is part of The Heritage Collection’s new display of art glass. Both decorative and useful, art glass was popular in America from 1875 to 1900. The salt shaker is made of mold-blown glass with a thumb print d
Beautiful. Inspirational. Thought-provoking. Heritage’s special exhibit, Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, presents the American landscape as depicted by today’s best living artists, featuring over 40 paintings by renowned artists coast to coast. Guest curator and New York
June 3- October 9, 2017 This season’s outdoor installation, Points of View, features works of art in which artists play with the concept “point of view”: framing viewpoints, distorting points of view, and magnifying that which can be seen in the distance. A variety of materials are in
Coming in 2017 When you think about landscape paintings, do you conjure bucolic images of rolling hills and grazing cattle, majestic mountains and meandering streams? The term “landscape” has taken on a much broader scope since the days of 19th century Hudson River School painters wit
From April – October in 2016, visitors will discover the glamour, luxury and artistry of cinematic couture. Five centuries of fashion and style as interpreted by award-winning costume designers and worn by our favorite stars will be on display along with props, movie clips and
June 4 – October 10, 2016 Heritage Museums & Gardens is hosting ten artists this year for Natural Threads, this year’s seasonal outdoor art installation in the gardens. Their imaginative works interpret the theme of connected natural and synthetic fibers by bending, shaping,
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
Old East Windmill The Old East Windmill, built in 1800 in Orleans, Massachusetts, served that community for 93 years grinding wheat, rye, barley and salt from the local salt works. During the Civil War, the windmill also ground corn meal to be used as field rations for Union soldiers.