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FREE. Fun. Family Event

Welcome summer with an activity-packed Open House for the entire family. Explore Patrick Dougherty’s one-of-a-kind, monumental Stickwork sculpture. View three new boundary-pushing art exhibits — and meet the artists. Enjoy an eclectic array of music with The Steve Ahern and Michael Oakland Duo. Create your own knotted keychain or Steampunk collage. Tour the historic mansion. Explore the blooming gardens. Play giant instruments along the Beech Tree Path.

It’s summer. It’s Highfield. Come play!


12:30 – 1:30: Docent-led Estate Tour Brings History Alive

12:30 – 2:30: Create Keychain Knots and Steampunk Collages in the Education Room

1:00 – 3:00: Steve Ahern and Michael Oakland Play Dixieland, Jazz, R&B, and Big Band

1:00 – 3:00: Meet the Boundary-Pushing Artists

Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty

Unbound: Contemporary Rope Art
Time to Break Free: A Steampunk Journey
Beyond Color

1:00 – 3:00: Free Ice Cream…while supplies last!
Special Thanks to Eulinda’s Ice Cream in West Falmouth for donating the delicious ice cream!

1:30 – 2:30: “Highfield in Bloom” Garden Tour with Terry Soares

The Steve Ahern and Michael Oakland Duo will perform a unique mix of Dixieland, Jazz, R&B and Big Band music. Ahern studied trumpet, flugelhorn and flute at Boston University and The New England Conservatory. He has travelled extensively, performing with such greats as Aretha Franklin, the Manhattan Transfer, Liberace, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Tony Bennett. Oakland, host of the television show “It’s the Music, Man” is an award-winning producer and director and soundtrack designer. The uniquely styled musician and guitarist has shared the stage or the studio with greats such as Michael McDonald, Paul Winter, John Sebastian, Maria Muldaur, Phoebe Snow, and The Boston Pops Orchestra.

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