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CONTENT BY CATEGORY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Art & Antiques ArtWorks Exhibit

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Antiques Appraisals with Bonhams

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Autos

Driven to Collect Exhibit Opening Behind the Scenes Auto Tour

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Under the Hood: The World of Auto Auctions Heritage Annual Auto Show

Education

One Day University

Events

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Heritage Heyday

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“Drunken Botanist” Fundraiser

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Evening with the Stars 45th Anniversary Gala

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Member Appreciation Day

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The Connoisseur’s Dinner with Keith Lockhart

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Gardens

Boston Flower Show

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Hydrangea Pruning Demonstration

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Rhododendron Festival

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Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour

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Everything You Need to Know about Rhododendron Care Workshop

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Rhododendron Redux with Expert John Delano

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Rhododendron Propagation Workshop

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Gardens Aglow

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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS FOR FAMILIES

Eyes on Owls

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Heritage Heyday

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Family Fun Fridays

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Summer Museum Adventures

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Hidden Hollow Birthday Party

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The Hundred Acre School

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Halloween Family Fun Night

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Gardens Aglow

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2014 FEATURES Wicked Plants

Wicked Plants Exhibit Opening

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Wicked Plants Talk and Tour

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Rhododendron Festival

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David Rogers’ Big Bugs Big Bugs Exhibit Opening Big Bugs Bash

Gardens Aglow

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This year, we celebrate Heritage’s 45th Anniversary, and exciting things are happening here – all season long. A major highlight is this year’s traveling exhibit: Wicked Plants, featuring the deadliest botanicals on the planet. The exhibit, inspired by Amy Stewart’s best-selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, is a fun, hands-on experience for both kids and adults.


Also new this year is David Rogers’ Big Bugs, featuring ten way-largerthan-life sculptures of your favorite creepy crawlies, including his signature 25-foot-long ant.

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Families with younger children will be excited to learn about the unveiling of The Hundred Acre School, an innovative new STEM preschool here at Heritage. And in addition to 100 SM acres of gardens and trails, Hidden Hollow outdoor discovery center, and an impressive automobile gallery, children and adults of all ages will continue to enjoy our collection of fun and educational events – including anniversary parties, live summer concerts, workshops taught by experts, and special shows, festivals, and tours. 6


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The seeds of spring and summer are planted early.

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Even before we open for the season, there is a lot in the works in the winter months. As we prepare to open The Hundred Acre School in September, we are welcoming potential students and their families for Open Houses, accepting applications, and educating the public about this revolutionary new preschool concept. If you’re ready to see some vibrant blooms in the cold of March, you’ll want to head to the annual Boston Flower Show, where we will have a Wicked Plants garden and preview of what’s to come at Heritage in April.

MARCH Boston Flower Show – Wicked Plants Preview

Wednesday, March 12 - Sunday, March 16 Seaport World Trade Center, Boston Look for the Heritage display at the annual Boston Flower Show – and get a sneak preview of Wicked Plants, the new special exhibit opening at Heritage on April 19.

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When the snow melts, the excitement begins.

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As yellow bursts of daffodils emerge on the grounds, we kick off another exciting season. Prepare to be spooked, awed, and filled with wonder at the April opening of Wicked Plants. May brings our signature rhododendrons – not just acres and acres of vibrant, multi-colored blooms, but special tours, celebrations, and workshops as well. Also in May – the coming of David Rogers’ Big Bugs, a sculpture exhibit that will infest the gardens with giant insects.

APRIL Wicked Plants Exhibit Opening

Saturday, April 19 Special Exhibitions Gallery This new feature exhibit will introduce you to the evildoers lurking in your backyard and beyond. Enjoy a hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals – without the risk of intoxication, addiction, dismemberment, or other danger. Wicked Plants showcases more than 100 plants and immerses you into a macabre world where plants hold the power. Poisonous, carnivorous, or just plain nasty, the diabolical botanicals represented throughout Wicked Plants are shown in all their fearful glory. Meet the infamous plants that have left their mark on history and claimed many an unfortunate victim. Upon entering a decrepit old home, you’ll meet the crime family of the plant world, the deadly Nightshades. A veritable rogue’s gallery features portraits of these intriguing characters who beguile unsuspecting victims. Each room features different plants, along with their signature wicked characteristics, mysteries, and other engaging activities – all coming together in one of the most creative traveling exhibits to arrive at Heritage. Exhibit closes September 1, 2014. Free with museum admission.

Driven to Collect Exhibit Opening

Saturday, April 19 Automobile Gallery This year marks the return of Heritage’s permanent collection of antique and classic automobiles with a whole new look and interpretive theme, plus a carload of interactive fun! Discover how Heritage founder Josiah K. Lilly, III collected and restored American automobiles

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– and learn about the passion and desire that compel people to seek out and collect objects they love. Driven to Collect will feature the finest cars in the Heritage collection, including a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster owned by Gary Cooper, a 1913 Ford Model T Touring car, a 1927 LaSalle Sport Phaeton, a 1915 Stutz Bearcat, a 1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster, and a 1909 White Steam Car Model M owned by President Taft. Free with museum admission.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 20 Take a leisurely stroll among the early blooms at Heritage to celebrate this spring holiday. We welcome our neighbors from Sandwich to visit for free today with proof of residence.

Eyes on Owls

Monday, April 21,10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm Heald Center Whoooo, whoooo doesn’t love owls? This is your chance to see some up close as we welcome families back to Heritage Museums & Gardens with a special event. Marcia and Mark Wilson, co-founders of Eyes on Owls, will share their passion for owls, teach amazing owl facts, and – best of all – introduce you to several live owls! Please reserve your tickets in advance as we do anticipate that this event will sell out. Fee (includes museum admission): $8 Members, $25 Non-Member adults, $17 Non-Member Youth

Hydrangea Pruning Demonstration

Saturday, April 26, 11 am-12 pm Meet at Ticket Office Even the most experienced gardeners get confused by the prospect of pruning hydrangeas. Join noted hydrangea expert Mal Condon to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning and see a hands-on demonstration of spring pruning methods for all species in the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Garden at Heritage. A lifelong gardener, Condon and his wife created Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket, which has one of the largest hydrangea collections in the Northeastern US. Fee (includes museum admission): $10 Members, $25 Non-Members 12


MAY Behind the Scenes Auto Tour

Saturday, May 10, 11 am-12 pm Automobile Gallery 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 20 cars in this area, while participants have the opportunity to closely examine the vehicles. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited. Fee (includes museum admission): $10 Members, $25 Non-Member adults, $17 Non-Member youth

Rhododendron Festival

Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, May 25, 10 am-5 pm Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms during this week-long event. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about these gorgeous plants from horticultural experts, explore Heritage’s connection to noted rhododendron hybridizers Charles O. Dexter and Jack Cowles, and participate in other family activities related to this signature plant. Take a piece of Heritage’s rhododendron legacy home by purchasing a rhododendron at a special plant sale. Free with museum admission.

Rhododendron Festival Daily Walking Tour: Heritage’s Rhododendron Collection

Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, May 25 11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm Meet at the Parade Field Join Docent Tour Guides for a 30-minute walking tour of Heritage’s renowned rhododendron collection. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today, and learn about current efforts to maintain this important collection. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission.

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Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour

Sunday, May 18 Sunday, May 25 1-2 pm Go behind the scenes with Director of Horticulture Les Lutz for a tour of Heritage’s new greenhouse. Les will share facts about the structure, and explain why it was built and what it is used for. Participants will also learn how the building is being used to help save the Dexter and Cowles Rhododendron collection from extinction and what we are planning to do with the collections in the future. Learn about how plants for the Wicked Plants exhibit were started and grown in the greenhouse along with all of the annuals used in the gardens. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited. Fee (includes museum admission): $10 Members, $25 Non-Member adults, $17 Non-Member youth

Everything You Need to Know about Rhododendron Care Workshop

Tuesday, May 20, 1-2 pm; Sunday, May 25, 11 am-12 pm Director of Horticulture Les Lutz will demonstrate and discuss basic Rhododendron care and maintenance. Discussions and demonstrations include removing dead wood, pruning, fertilizing, bud-pinching, and dead-heading these beautiful plants. Other basics, such as the importance of watering and mulching, will be discussed as well. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited. Fee (includes museum admission): $10 Members, $25 Non-Member adults, $17 Non-Member youth

Rhododendron Redux with Expert John Delano

Wednesday, May 21, 1-2 pm Go “off the beaten path” with rhododendron expert John Delano and Heritage Museums & Gardens’ Director of Horticulture Les Lutz. Learn more about Heritage’s outstanding collection of rhododendron hybrids and the history of rhododendrons at Heritage. Delano is a member of the American Rhododendron Society and has grown hundreds of outstanding rhododendrons both at Heritage and in his garden in Duxbury, MA. He has also done invaluable work at Heritage by cataloguing the Dexter and Cowles hybrids. No advance registration required.

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Fee (includes museum admission): $10 Members, $25 Non-Member adults, $17 Non-Member youth


Rhododendron Propagation Workshop

Friday, May 23 & Saturday, May 24, 1-2 pm, Heald Center Everyone wants more of these great plants, and Horticulture Director Les Lutz will demonstrate how easy it can be to propagate them. You’ll learn how and when to take cuttings and what rooting medium (soil) to use. After watching a demonstration, you can try your hand at practicing these techniques, and leave with knowledge to help you successfully propagate your own rhodies this fall. Advance registration is recommended but not required. Fee (includes museum admission): $10 Members, $25 Non-Member adults, $17 Non-Member youth

ArtWorks Exhibit

Saturday, May 24 - Sunday, June 1 Heald Center Heritage is partnering with The Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board to present the 2014 ArtWorks School to Career Partnership program. ArtWorks was started in 1997 to connect students with working artists across Cape Cod and the Islands. Forty students, juniors and seniors from Cape and Islands high schools, participate in an eight-week internship with area artists in disciplines including painting, photography, illustration, pottery, and graphic design. The experience culminates in an exhibit of artwork created by students and their mentors. The exhibit will travel from Heritage to the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, and the State House in Boston. Free with museum admission.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs Exhibit Opening

Saturday, May 31 Throughout the Gardens What happens when you re-create the insects all around us on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have Big Bugs. Sculptor David Rogers creates insects such as 25-foot-long ants and dragonflies with 17-foot wingspans using various combinations of whole trees, cut green saplings, dry branches, and other forest materials. All wood is found dead or harvested sustainably. The inherent uniqueness of these materials, their different shapes, colors and textures provide these sculptures with their character, definition and a


sense of motion. The effect is a role reversal of dimension and perception. “Insects play this vital role in a garden but are unnoticed, so I put them on such a large scale that you can’t help but notice them,” says Rogers. Big Bugs at Heritage includes three ants, a dragonfly and a damselfly, an assassin bug, a praying mantis, a spider on a web, a ladybug, and a daddy longlegs, all placed in interesting landscape settings throughout the grounds. Exhibit closes October 26. Free with museum admission.

Big Bugs Bash

Saturday, May 31, All-Day Event, Throughout the Gardens A day of insect-themed activities to celebrate the opening of David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit. Bug Tasting with David George Gordon, The Bug Chef: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. The nationally acclaimed author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook will offer cooking demonstrations and tastings of his recipes including, of course, bugs! Fee (includes museum admission): $20 Members, $35 Non-Members Meet the Artist: 10:30 am, 3 pm, 4 pm. Meet David Rogers, and learn how he created the sculptures in the exhibit. Crafty Critters: 10 am-2 pm. Make your own interesting insects to take home. Insect Exploration: 10 am-6 pm. Learn how insects use camouflage to survive and thrive, see insectivorous plants in action, discover mounted displays of bugs that live at Heritage, and more as you explore an insect theme through various activities in Hidden Hollow. Bug Ball: 12 pm-4 pm. Create a bug mask, use costume elements and puppets, mimic insect moves, and join the dance party on the Hidden Hollow stage. Insect Safari: 10 am-6 pm. Visitors will be challenged to visit each of the ten sculptures and will learn fun facts about the insects depicted at each.


Special Members’ Opening Reception: 12 pm-2 pm. HMG members are invited to enjoy refreshments followed by an exclusive tour with artist David Rogers. Please pre-register by calling 508-888-3300, x111. Unless otherwise noted, activities are free with museum admission.

JUNE Behind the Scenes Auto Tour Saturday, June 14 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm See description from May 10.

Heritage Heyday

Sunday, June 15 10 am - 6 pm Come celebrate Heritage’s 45th Anniversary and the Town of Sandwich’s 375th Anniversary on the same day! Enjoy musical performances at the Outdoor Concert Stage: 10:30 am-12:30 pm - Decades dance party with instruction from DJ Ooch 3:30 pm - Regency Brass Ensemble Play family lawn games from the past to current day, including potato sack races with prizes at 1 pm and 3 pm. Hunt for each of the ten Big Bugs sculptures in the gardens and learn fun facts about the insects depicted at each. Free with museum admission. To celebrate Sandwich’s 375th, museum admission is free for Sandwich residents with proof of residence. In celebration of Father’s Day, all dads are admitted free of charge today.

Under the Hood: The World of Auto Auctions

Monday, June 16, 6-7:30 pm Heald Center Join Wayne Carini, John Kraman, and Bill Stephens for a fascinating look into the world of collector car auctions. Carini is a master 17


automobile restorer, owner and operator of three specialty restoration shops, and the star of the Velocity Network’s program Chasing Classic Cars. Kraman is Consignment Director for renowned Illinois-based Mecum Car Auctions, Inc., a company known for hosting over two dozen events nationally that attract thousands of sports, classic, vintage, racing, muscle, and collector cars to auction. Stephens is a motorsports television commentator and author, and an award-winning producer of automotive television. Learn how this business became the multibillion dollar industry it is today and about the nuts and bolts of how these auctions work. Panelists will provide tips for anyone thinking of consigning a car and share riveting insider stories. Carini will also discuss his father Bob’s restoration of a car in HMG’s collection, displayed just for this program. Fee: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members

“Drunken Botanist” Fundraiser

Friday, June 20, 7:00 pm Hidden Hollow Isn’t it every grown-up’s dream to attend a party in Hidden Hollow? Here’s your chance! This benefit borrows its theme from Amy Stewart’s book, The Drunken Botanist, which highlights cocktail-friendly plants. Proceeds support Hidden Hollow children’s programs. Ticketed event. Call Susan Loucks, 508-888-3300, ext. 111 for details.

Heritage Annual Auto Show

Saturday, June 21, Rain date: Sunday, June 22 10 am-2 pm, Parade Field This all-inclusive event highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. All body styles are invited. Registered vehicles will compete for four awards determined by popular voting. Decision about moving to the rain date will be made by 5:30 am on June 21. Free with museum admission. Auto Show Youth Judging Program As part of the Auto Show, Heritage is pleased to include the Hagerty Operation Ignite! Connecting Kids and Cars Youth Judging Program at this year’s event. We invite 15 enthusiasts ages 8 to 14 years to take part. These young judges will be provided official Youth Judging gear and will be led through the show field by an adult guide. They will have the opportunity to get up close to select classic cars and meet owners to gain first-hand knowledge and learn the basics of judging. Youth judges will award one vehicle with a “Youth Pick” Award at the award ceremony at 1:30. 18

Fee (includes museum admission): $10 Members, $19 Non-Members


Wicked Plants Talk and Tour

With Author Amy Stewart Sunday, June 22, 2-4 pm Heald Center In her New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, Amy Stewart takes on Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend, and was the inspiration for the Wicked Plants special exhibit currently on view in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. During this engaging program, Stewart draws on history, medicine, science, and legend to present tales of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers. Her talk is illustrated by dazzling photographs, historical images, copper engravings, and other visuals. Following this presentation, join Stewart and Les Lutz, Heritage’s Director of Horticulture, for more fun on a walking tour of over a dozen different diabolical botanicals that creep through Heritage’s gardens. Fee (includes museum admission): $15 Members, $30 Non-Members

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Summer – when learning doesn’t feel like learning at all.

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Summer at Heritage means longer days and more opportunities to explore and have fun. Every Friday, bring the whole gang for music, games, and tons of outdoor activities at Family Fun Fridays. During the week, kids can discover the wonders of outdoor learning at our Summer Museum Adventures. And in August, don’t miss the opportunity to attend One Day University, where you’ll learn from acclaimed university professors about multiple topics in a relaxed intellectual environment.

JULY Family Fun Fridays

Every Friday in July and August starting Friday, July 11 10 am-6 pm Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. A musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11 am, 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. Free with museum admission. July 11 - Stacey Peasley July 18 - Toe Jam Puppet Band “The Green Show” July 25 - Wayne Potash

Summer Museum Adventures

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday each week Half Day 9 am-12 pm or Full Day 9 am-3 pm Children ages 4 to 7 will have a great adventure at Heritage. Parents may enroll children by the week or for a whole five-week session. Museum Adventures offers a new theme each week, and every day will be filled with fun activities including science experiments, games, scavenger hunts, art projects, and outdoor discovery. Adventurers will enjoy visits to Hidden Hollow, exhibits, and the beautiful gardens. Professional museum educators and teachers lead the fun.

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Week 1: Week 2: Week 3:

July 15-17 – Wicked Cool Plants Session 1: 4-5 year olds Session 2: 6-7 year olds July 22-24 – Weird Science Session 3: 4-5 year olds Session 4: 6-7 year olds July 29-31 – Backyard Bugs Session 5: 4-5 year olds Session 6: 6-7 year olds

See p. 23 for weeks 4, 5. Fees: Early Registration: March 17-31 Member Half-Day Program: Member Full-Day Program: Non-Member Half-Day Program: Non-Member Full-Day Program:

$90/week or $425 for all five weeks $180/week or $850 for all five weeks $100/week or $475 for all five weeks $200/week or $950 for all five weeks

Regular Registration: Beginning April 1 Member Half-Day Program: $95/week or $450 for all five weeks Member Full-Day Program: $190/week or $900 for all five weeks Non-Member Half-Day Program: $105/week or $500 for all five weeks Non-Member Full-Day Program: $210/week or $1000 for all five weeks

Behind the Scenes Auto Tour

Saturday, July 12 11 am-12 pm Automobile Gallery See description from May 10.

Evening with the Stars 45th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, July 26, 6:30 pm Heald Center and Nickerson Event Field Join us for Evening with the Stars, an Anniversary Gala celebrating Heritage’s 45 years of contributions to the community and those people who have helped make it possible. Ticketed event, for details, visit: www.heritagemuseums.org 22


AUGUST Family Fun Fridays

All Fridays in August, 10 am-6 pm See description from July. 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

Summer Museum Adventures

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday each week Half Day 9 am-12 pm or Full Day 9 am-3 pm Week 4: Week 5:

August 5-7 – Tree-mendous Trees Session 7: 4-5 year olds Session 8: 6-7 year olds August 12-14 – Outdoor Engineers Session 9: 4-5 year olds Session 10: 6-7 year olds

See description and fees from July.

Hidden Hollow Birthday Party

Sunday, August 3, 1 pm - 4 pm Hidden Hollow Help us celebrate Hidden Hollow’s 4th birthday with a performance on the Hidden Hollow stage from 1-1:45 pm, special birthday activities throughout the space, and birthday cake at 2 pm! Free with museum admission.

Behind the Scenes Auto Tour Saturday, August 9, 11 am-12 pm See description from May 10.

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Member Appreciation Day

Saturday, August 16, 10 am-6 pm Members can enjoy special activities and offers as a token of thanks for being such an important part of Heritage. Includes up to 2 free antiques appraisals with experts from Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques.

Antiques Appraisals with Bonhams

Saturday, August 16, 10 am-2 pm Heald Center Learn more about objects of importance to you, while contributing to collection preservation and care efforts at Heritage. Experts from Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and most respected auctioneers of fine art and antiques, will be on hand to discuss and evaluate an assortment of objects. Meet individually with an appraiser and receive a verbal assessment of up to three of your antique or collectible items. As part of Heritage Member Appreciation Day, members receive up to two appraisals free of charge. Fee (includes museum admission): Members – up to two items free of charge, third item $10; Non-Members: $25 for first item, $15 for each additional item up to three

One Day University

Sunday, August 17, 9:30 am-1 pm Heald Center One Day University is returning to Cape Cod. At One Day University, there are no grades, no tests, no homework, and there is certainly no stress! At Heritage, One Day University is bringing together three of the nation’s greatest professors from the finest schools to present 60-minute versions of their very best lectures.“One Day U” works closely with each professor to identify the most fascinating information that can be taught in 60 minutes. Treat yourself to a few hours of pure learning and intellectual stimulation. Advance registration is highly recommended as these programs sell out. Fee (includes museum admission): $159; Members $119 with coupon code

What Makes Shakespeare Great?

Joseph Luzzi / Bard College Where would we be without Shakespeare? The romantic love of the “star-crossed” Romeo and Juliet, the Oedipal complex of the eternally indecisive Hamlet, the “vaulting ambition” of the tortured Macbeth... all of these characters and so many more are an integral part of our collective memories. This presentation will reflect on what makes Shakespeare so “great” by bringing us inside the source of his genius: his unparalleled mastery of poetic and dramatic 24


expression. We will explore Shakespeare’s brilliant use of metaphor, dialogue, and especially his psychologically complex characters. We will also learn about the theatrical world in Shakespeare’s day, as we consider such issues as his relation to his actors, the printing world, even the idea of “authorship” in his time. Above all, our focus will be on the true evidence of Shakespeare’s greatness and discovery of why, in Shakespeare’s own words, “the play’s the thing.”

What Makes Mozart Great?

Craig Wright / Yale University What is it in Mozart’s music that makes it among the most sublime ever written? Using music and video clips from operas and films, we will explore the enormous diversity of Mozart’s music. At the same time, by examining color photographs of his autographed manuscripts and draft sketches, we will witness Mozart’s attention to the smallest detail. By the end of this session, we will come to see that not only is Mozart’s music great, but Mozart himself was unique, and arguably the most extraordinary creator ever to set foot on this planet.

Political Science: Why Public Opinion Polls Are So Often Wrong

Jennifer Lawless / American University The 2012 elections were as much a victory for many pollsters as for Barack Obama. Nate Silver – among others – managed to predict with precision and accuracy the outcome of the presidential election in all 50 states, and the results of U.S. Senate races in nearly all cases. Given the limitations of polling and public opinion data, the pollsters’ success was remarkable. After all, more people can name the judge who presided over the O.J. Simpson case than the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. More women and men know the color of Monica Lewinsky’s infamous dress than the statute that conferred investigative power on Kenneth Starr. Yet Americans are polled – on a daily basis – about their attitudes regarding the fiscal cliff, marriage equality and reproductive rights, and – already – candidates likely to seek office in the 2014 midterm elections.

The Connoisseur’s Dinner: With Keith Lockhart

Tuesday, August 26, 6:00 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-ofa-kind event, join the Honor Society* at the Hydrangea Level ($2,500 or above). Call Susan Loucks, 508-888-3300, ext. 111. * Honor Society support enables Heritage to offer educational programs, maintain the gardens, exhibits and collections and make other great exhibitions available on the Cape. 25


Fall breezes, school days, and holiday magic.

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It’s time to head back to school, and the community’s youngest minds will have the chance to experience an innovative new STEM preschool right here at Heritage. But school isn’t the only thing in session. It’s also time for holiday fun as we celebrate with two of our most popular yearly events – Halloween Family Fun Night and Gardens Aglow.

SEPTEMBER The Hundred Acre School Tuesday, September 2 First day of preschool

Behind the Scenes Auto Tour Saturday, September 20 11 am-12 pm See description from May 10.

Give your kids a preschool experience

like no other. Introducing The Hundred Acre School, one of the most unique preschools in the country. Using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), we nurture your child’s natural wonder, curiosity, and desire to explore amidst 100 safe, private, stunning acres. The Hundred Acre School is: • Open year-round, 5 days a week • Offering full and half-day programs • Now enrolling for September 2014

www.100AcreSchool.org


OCTOBER Behind the Scenes Auto Tour

Saturday, October 11, 11 am-12 pm See description from May 10.

Halloween Family Fun Night

Friday, October 24 Saturday, October 25 5:30-8:30 pm, throughout the gardens A candy-free, non-scary, family-friendly Halloween event designed for children of all ages. On-site events include: • Halloween Dance Party with DJ Ooch at the Heald Center • Fun around the grounds o Find your way through the Hart Family Maze Garden with hundreds of twinkling lights o Take a tractor-pulled hayride around the Special Exhibitions Gallery o Enjoy themed drinks and snacks from the Magnolia Café • Halloween games in Hidden Hollow • Crafts and temporary tattoos in the Special Exhibitions Gallery • Rides on the vintage carousel Come in costume and be part of the fun – we suggest comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking from area to area. Tickets: $15 Members, $18 Non-Members, Free for Infants 2 and younger

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Gardens Aglow

Friday - Sunday, November 28-30, December 5-7; 12-14; 19-21; 26-28 4:30-8:30 pm, Throughout the gardens Join us for this annual celebration of lights, which has become a holiday tradition for many. Featuring music and dance performances at 6:30 in the Automobile Gallery. St. Nick will hold court in the Model T. Gingerbread houses created by local companies and students will be on display. Kids can create a holiday craft and explore Hidden Hollow by moonlight. Take a spin (or two) on the vintage carousel, and roast marshmallows together at the fire pits while holiday tunes play. Stroll the gardens with family and friends, and enjoy Heritage in a whole new light. Tickets: $8 Member Adults, $5 Member Youth, 2 and under free $15 Non-Member Adults, $7 Member Youth, 2 and under free $12 Group Adult, $6 Group Youth, 2 and under free

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays November 29 - December 22

Drink in the spirit of the season at Heritage Museums & Gardens, which shines


PLAN YOUR VISIT Main Season:

Open April 19 - October 26, 2014 (special programming and events offered year-round)

Hours:

April 19 – May 23: Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm May 24 – Sept. 1: Daily, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sept. 2 – Oct. 26: Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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100 acres of gardens, three exhibition buildings, a conference center New exhibits annually Nationally recognized collection of classic American automobiles American Art collection Vintage working carousel Hidden Hollow outdoor nature exploration for children and families Hart Family Maze Garden, Labyrinth, and miles of nature trails Unique gifts and souvenirs at The Shop at Heritage Outdoor dining at the Magnolia Café Free on-site Wi-Fi

Location: 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, Mass. Parking: Free and ample on-site parking Accessibility: Transportation is available for visitors with limited mobility. Group discounts available. For details, contact Denise Giblin, Group Sales Manager, 508-888-3300, ext. 113 or dgiblin@heritagemuseums.org

Find more information at www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org or call 508-888-3300.

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Interested in volunteering at Heritage? Contact Danielle Davis, ddavis@heritagemuseums.org, 508-888-3300, ext. 108.


Discover the Benefits of Membership! Imagine visiting Heritage Museums & Gardens time and again for free and getting discounts on most program fees. Imagine relaxing strolls with friends around the gardens, trips to Hidden Hollow with children or grandchildren, and visits to the Museum’s permanent collection of antique cars. Imagine bringing friends or family for free or reduced rates. Add 10% off in the The Shop at Heritage, plus the knowledge that you are helping to support Heritage, and you know you’re getting the best possible value. Membership at Heritage gives you all this and more. Join when you visit or online at: http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/support/membership/.

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