February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm| Free with admission
Highfield Hall & Gardens to resume estate walks lead by the talented Highfield volunteer docents!
Docent-led estate tours are offered free with admission and held the third Sunday of each month, February-May from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, weather permitting.
Discover the fascinating history of the original owners (the Beebe family), the house, and the grounds. Discuss the exterior architecture and compare photos of the house throughout the past century. Hear the story of how this superb historic building was saved by grassroots community support. Learn about the tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure, its story, and that of the people who lived here add to the building’s significance.
*SPECIAL* Tour: Sunday, February 16
Enjoy an enhanced program during February as Co-Executive Director and Chief Interpretation & Engagement Officer Joanne Ingersoll leads a portion of the tour as it relates to the manor and current exhibit: Personae Gratae: Begin At Home
In the second half of this special tour tour, curator, Joanne Ingersoll, our expert on late-nineteenth-century design and textiles, leads a discussion on the house and current exhibit. Observe how the show honors the concept of home and its physical, spiritual, and symbolic elements. Consider the importance of the historic home, Highfield Hall, as a valuable cultural resource from our past. See influential furniture and decorative art from the early twentieth century, and twelve contemporary artists who share their perspectives on the key concepts of home.
Pre-scheduled docent-led Highfield Hall & Gardens tours are available year-round for group tours of 5 people or more.
Please call 508-495-1878 x 308 or email to schedule a tour. Please plan at least one week for private tours. We also welcome bus tours with two weeks advance notice.