Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2019

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Page 13 of 147 12 On June 15, 1969, Heritage Museums & Gardens officially opened to the public, quickly becoming known for its wide assortment of art, autos, history, gardens, popular entertainment, ex- hibits, open spaces and good family-friendly fun. Celebrating 50 years in 2019, Heritage Muse- ums & Gardens is set on 100 stunning acres of gardens, nature trails, and open spaces. It is the only place where you can browse through rare works of art, stroll through stunning gardens, see iconic antique automobiles, explore Hidden Hol- low™, an interactive outdoor discovery area for kids of all ages, or take a ride on the vintage car- ousel, all in one day. This year Heritage presents two special ex- hibits, 50 for 50: Fifty Years, Fifty Favorites, featuring, scattered throughout the buildings and grounds, 50 treasures that tell the collective story of the museum's first 50 years. In From Carriage to Classic: How Automobiles Transformed America, they focus on the origin story of the American automobile through 23 cars from Heri- tage's permanent collection. Come along for a ride from the late 1800s to the early 1960s and watch the car evolve. Both exhibits will run from April 27- October 14. Heritage Museums & Gardens will also explore how humans interact with our natural environ- ment in the new outdoor exhibit Human / Nature. Five artists will install outdoor sculptures through- out the museum grounds and gardens. Over the course of the 2019 season, visitors will be able to view monumental public art and meet these artists as they install their pieces on Artist in Action days (May 3, May 23, July 26 & August 9). "Our 50th year gives not only us, but everyone, the opportunity to visit and explore our impressive collections and unique natural environment in a new way," says Anne Scott-Putney, President and CEO at Heritage. "From the moment visitors arrive, there are multiple fun ways they can experience Heritage, including our behind-the-scenes tours that cater to their interests and get them up close and personal with our collections, gardens, and exhibits." All photos courtesy of Heritage Mueums & Gardens As the largest public garden in Southern New England, Heritage's gardens are truly a feast for the eyes! The beauty of these magnificent flowers is in full bloom during Rhododendron Festival (May 25- June 2), Hydrangea Festival (July 12- 21) and the Standard Flower Show (July 16-18). The 47th Heritage Annual Auto Show (June 8; rain date June 9) is a popular, family-friendly event that highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods, custom cars, and motorcycles. Heritage's family-friendly fun includes Kids' Day (July 27). "Heritage not only offers experiences that can't be found anywhere else, but also strengthens our bonds with family and friends," says Scott-Putney. "It's a place of joy and fun. It's a place to make lasting memories. And it's a place designed to be visited time and time again." Please visit or call 508-888-3300 for more information and a complete list of events.• 1930 Duesenberg shines in front of Rhododendron 1930 Duesenberg shines in front of Rhododendron Buffalo Bill's rifle, 1876

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