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Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce Crafting Your Genealogy: Writing the Story of Your Ancestors taught by author Kathleen Brunelle.
Four Tuesdays from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm beginning October 27th

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce a writing workshop dedicated to genealogy and ancestry. Bring generations of your family to life in this four-part course! Learn how to use genealogy to craft a compelling narrative and share the story of your ancestors. Author Kathleen Brunelle will lead both experienced and novice writers who have interest in family history in methods of inquiry to inform and guide their storytelling.


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Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce Artists Talks related to Ancestry + Legacy
September 26th – October 24th

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce a series of artist talks in conjunction with Ancestry + Legacy, the exhibition currently on view at Highfield Hall. The public is invited to meet the artists and learn the stories and layers of meaning expressed in the art. Artists will speak on their art primarily, answer questions, and engage in discussion about the themes.


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Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce the fall exhibition, Ancestry + Legacy.
On view September 2nd, 2020, through October 31st, 2020

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce the exhibition Ancestry + Legacy, featuring artists Jon Moore, Nate Olin, Jan Lhormer, Richard Neal, Jackie Reeves, Kimberly Sheerin, Jon Cira, and Hollis Engley, and Mark Chester. Ancestry + Legacy is a meditation on how past, present, and future are inextricably intertwined. Artists in the show contemplate how their own unique ancestries influence both their present lives and future legacies.


2020 Screenwriter Camp for Kids

Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce Summer Camp for Young Screenwriters Presented by Christopher Santos
Tuesdays in August, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce a writing workshop introducing teens to the visual language of film. Students will build screenwriting skills in this summer camp for young writers and filmmakers ages 13 – 17. All movies begin with a script, and this workshop gives you the opportunity to learn the essentials of script formatting and visual storytelling, and to develop your ideas from pitch to script, just as professional screenwriters and filmmakers do.


Highfield Hall & Gardens in collaboration with the College Light Opera Company (CLOC) Introduces “Making a Musical from Scratch: How a New Musical Goes from an Idea to Opening Night on Broadway” with Andrea Grody presenting remotely
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 from 5:30-7 pm

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to offer “Making a Musical from Scratch: How a New Musical Goes from an Idea to Opening Night on Broadway.” This streamed lecture featuring Broadway Music Director and CLOC (College Light Opera Company) alumna Andrea Grody will focus on the various processes involved in creating musicals today. Following the lecture will be a live Q&A over Zoom with Andrea Grody herself.


Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce the summer exhibition,Your Utopia: Lessons from the Fairies Highfield Hall’s latest Fairy House installation.
On view July 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce the exhibition Your Utopia: Lessons from the Fairies, fairy house creations made by artists, families, and young children.
The house and gardens are open for exploration, so come discover different interpretations of Utopia found nestled along the paths, nooks, and crannies on the property.


Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce Farm to Table and Sizzlin’ Summer Fare Outdoor Summer Culinary Programs, every Wednesday all Summer
Beginning June 17, 2020 through September 2020

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce two exciting culinary programs happening outdoors on the lawn or on the porch, bearing current health concerns top of mind for all participants.


Highfield Hall & Gardens introduces author Kathleen Brunelle, presenting Helen Gertrude Randall: The Mystery Unraveled
Join on ZOOM June 16, 2020 @ 5 – 6 PM

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce the return of Kathleen Brunelle, author of “Cape Cod’s Highfield & Tanglewood: A Tale of Two Cottages.” Kathleen will speak about her latest research on the controversial Helen Gertrude Randall. Known at the time as Gertrude Randall, she operated a nutrition and health spa at Highfield Hall during the 1930s.


Highfield Hall & Gardens presents Looking Up, an environmental science lecture series through 2020. 

Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce the next talk in the series Looking Up. Highfield Hall began the year 2020, welcoming the Cape Cod community to a
family-focused science series, Looking Up presented by experts from the area’s finest scientific research institutions. Please join the Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Nipam Patel, PhD, on May 20th at 5pm for Insights from Novel Research Organisms: From Crustaceans Limbs to the Beauty of Butterflies.


Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce the Spring Culinary Series, Out of the Pantry Cooking – Fridays in May 2020, from 11 am -12 pm

Highfield Hall & Gardens takes the Highfield kitchen straight into your home via real-time ZOOM classes. Without missing a beat, Culinary Director Gail Blakely offers a new class experience for the community with Out of the Pantry Cooking, featuring recipes that call for simple ingredients most likely found in the pantry already. Don’t shop! Instead stay home and stay safe with Gail and meet for an hour online with a community of beginning and experienced students where everyone has a front row seat.


The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation Awards $100,000 in Grants.

The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation awarded $100,000 in grants to 31 nonprofit organizations at a reception hosted at the Falmouth Museums on the Green on March 11. Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations serving the Falmouth community received General Grants to address emerging opportunities, launch creative initiatives, or to cover the cost of small, one-time projects.


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Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduces the Spring exhibition “60/60: Over 60 Pieces of Art by Women Over 60” a juried Art Show at Falmouth’s Highfield Hall produced by Art Because…
Opening June 2, 2020, through August 2020

Highfield  invites the community to the spring exhibition of art created by women who came of age during the 1960s. We are women. We are artists. We are over sixty. What do we have to say? We were teens & young adults in the 1960’s. Now, sixty years later, what is it we want to say to the world through our art? Let’s look at over sixty pieces of art by women over sixty who all grew up in the sixties. Then maybe we can answer some of these questions.


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Highfield Hall & Gardens’ own Jo Ingersoll, Co-Executive Director, Chief Interpretation and Engagement Officer and an expert on late-nineteenth century design, and textiles, curates a one-of-a-kind show honoring the concept of home and its physical, spiritual, and symbolic elements.
Personae Gratae: Begin at Home, January 2020. 

The show opens the 2020 season for the house and frames the historic home, Highfield Hall, as a valuable cultural resource from our past. The exhibition honors the notion of home, and places the Victorian period house in its greater historical context. The scope of the installation will include objects from the late-nineteenth century, decorative arts and artifacts of the Colonial Revival movement, and galleries showcasing contemporary art.


A Waltz in the Woods (2015) Morris Arboretum of UPA, Philadelphia, PA. Photos: Rob Cardillo

World-Renowned Sculptor Patrick Dougherty To Create Monumental Stickwork Sculpture at Highfield Hall and Gardens Installation Begins Monday, June 3

Internationally-acclaimed sculptor Patrick Dougherty brings Stickwork to Highfield Hall and Gardens, beginning June 3. Drawing inspiration from the area, Dougherty will work with a team of community volunteers over a three-week period to create and build a site-specific, one-of-a kind, large-scale stick sculpture of woven branches on Highfield’s front lawn.


Holidays at Highfield Will Engage All Your Senses and Inspire Fresh Holiday Decorations, November 2018

This year’s Holidays at Highfield will engage all your senses with the sound of music, culinary delights, scents of fresh cut holiday greens, and elegantly arranged décor inspired by nature. Many of the annual holiday favorites including the curated local artist gift gallery, Any Soldier letter writing project, international crèche collection, and visits from Santa will also be part of the family fun event at Highfield Hall & Gardens from November 23 through December 2, 2018.


Contemporary Tapestry From New England and Beyond On View This Fall at Highfield Hall & Gardens, August 2018

Tapestry in New England & Beyond, on view September 9 through October 31 at Highfield Hall & Gardens, is a comprehensive and poignant exhibition featuring the work of more than 30 renowned contemporary tapestry artists. The exhibition marks the second collaboration with The Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now and includes work by artists associated with Tapestry Weavers in New England (TWINE), as well as selected works from artists across the country and Canada. Curated by Marcia Young, editor in chief of Fiber Art Now, the exhibition showcases the remarkably wide range of style, subject, and vision evident in contemporary tapestry weaving today.


Highfield Hall & Gardens Installs the Music Garden, a New Experience to Enjoy Music, Art and Nature, August 2018

There’s a new music garden at Highfield Hall & Gardens, another great reason to go outside and play on the lush grounds of this historic Falmouth estate.


Bluegrass on the Lawn is Back at Highfield Hall & Gardens with Boston-based Mile Twelve and Twisted Pine on Sunday, August 12, July 2018

For the eighth annual Bluegrass on the Lawn, Highfield Hall & Gardens will host its summertime outdoor music festival with Boston-based headliner Mile Twelve joined by Twisted Pine on Sunday, August 12th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Both bands have performed at major bluegrass festivals and toured internationally.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy foot‐stomping entertainment for the entire family on the Highfield Hall lawn. Free-will donation.


Highfield Hall & Gardens’ Summer Art Exhibitions Showcase the “Unexpected”, June 2018

This summer at Highfield Hall & Gardens there are several unexpected twists: contemporary ceramics that rely on ancient firing techniques, whimsical art that defies boundaries, giant outdoor musical instruments, and a geodesic dome.


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Highfield Hall & Gardens Showcases Work By Internationally Recognized Ceramicist Chris Gustin and Other Nationally Recognized Artists, June 2018

This summer Highfield Hall & Gardens will feature its first exhibition of contemporary ceramics with the work of internationally recognized ceramicist Chris Gustin and other nationally recognized artists. CrossCurrents: Movements in Contemporary Ceramics will bring together Gustin’s work along with eight artists with whom he has worked collaboratively during the last 40 years. Another section of the exhibition will showcase the work of 32 ceramicists that have come from across the United States to fire their ceramics in Gustin’s Japanese-style anagama kiln in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.


Art Allison MerriweatherSpring Open House Celebrates the Woods at Highfield Hall & Gardens, May 2018

Highfield Hall & Gardens kicks off the 2018 season with a Spring Open House on Sunday, May 6th from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM with five inspiring art exhibitions which bring the woods inside and invite visitors to attend outdoor docent-led tours and a festive maypole celebration. Artist receptions, live music, floral, woodturning and carving demonstrations will also be part of this free community event.


It’s All About Art at Highfield Hall & Gardens’ Fall Open House on September 10, September 2017

Highfield Hall & Gardens will open its doors for a Fall Open House on Sunday, September 10 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Admission is free to this annual event that highlights the artwork of local and regional artists.


International Pianist Sandro Russo from Sicily to Perform at Highfield Hall & Gardens on Sunday, October 8, September 2017

For the first time on Cape Cod, international pianist Sandro Russo will perform at Highfield Hall & Gardens on Sunday, October 8th at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The program will include works by Debussy, Chopin, and Liszt.


Miniature Fairy House Exhibition Returns to Highfield Hall & Gardens, February 2017

Much to the delight of visitors young and old, fairy houses will reappear in the manicured gardens and wooded walkways of Highfield Hall & Gardens this summer. The exhibition begins at Highfield’s annual summer open house on June 25 from 12:30 pm–3:00 pm. The exhibition will run through September 4, 2017 and admission, which includes a fairy location map, is $5 and children are free.


A Greener Tomorrow at Highfield Hall & Gardens
Community Collaboration with Woods Hole Research Center & Tesla of Cape Cod, October 2016

Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth and the Woods Hole Research Center along with Tesla of Cape Cod are teaming up for a special community collaboration,   A Greener Tomorrow on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Highfield Hall.  The event will take place from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, beginning with an offer to test drive a Tesla followed by presentation by Dr. Max Holmes at 6:00 PM.

60th CWAJ Japanese Print Show Travels to Highfield Hall & Gardens, April 2016

The show of over 200 art works will travel to Highfield after its premier in Tokyo and will feature the top printmakers in Japan today.  The exhibition will be held from June 23 to September 14, 2016.  The opening reception will be on June 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and all are invited and welcome.  The prints will be available for sale and will benefit the CWAJ scholarship and education programs and Highfield Hall & Gardens.

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