Monday, April 7, 2014

Historic Highfield Hall Opens for 2014 Season

Highfield Hall & Gardens launched its eighth season on Sunday, April 6 with a full slate of activities.  From scavenger hunts to nature walks to art exhibitions and music performances, there was something for children and adults alike.

The art exhibition, entitled "A House for  All Seasons", was a collaboration between the Falmouth Artist Guild, Falmouth Museums on the Green, and Falmouth High School Art Department.  Artist Guild members painted various historic homes in downtown Falmouth, while art students at the high school created ceramic birdhouses of prominent Falmouth buildings.  The Captain Tom Lawrence House was honored to be included in the birdhouse collection.  The exhibit runs through May 14.

Once the home of the Beebe Family of Boston, Highfield was saved from demolition in the mid-1990s.  After years of meticulous restoration, it opened to the public in 2006.  Gardens were restored and opened in 2011.  Today, Highfield Hall & Gardens is a vibrant community and cultural resource and hosts art exhibits, cooking classes, education programs, nature walks, and private events and celebrations.  The property is open through October, Mondays through Fridays, 10 am to 4 pm, and on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. A suggested $5 admission supports programming and preservation of this Falmouth landmark. 

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