Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2020

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Page 25 of 147 24 WWII veteran and Sandwich resident, Frederick Kirk. Until October 12 in their gardens, Heritage Museums & Gardens also will explore native pollinators with the outdoor art exhibit "Bugs, Birds & Bricks." Award-winning professional brick artist Cody Wells will create custom Lego sculptures of insects and birds found on Cape Cod. Placed within the grounds and gardens, these sculptures highlight the interconnected relationships between the plants and animals that are seen at Heritage. " We invite visitors to build their perfect day at Heritage, the largest cultural attraction on Cape Cod! Whether your interest is the toys and games you remember from childhood, or exploring our 100 acres of manicured gardens and woodland trails, we offer the best days of summer to visitors of all ages," says Anne S cott- Putney, President and CEO at Heritage. Heritage will also be taking a closer look at the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voy- age and the Plymouth Colony. This is a story that cannot be told without the perspective of the indigenous people who were here as that ship arrived and who still remain. "Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History" reveals lit- tle-known historic and cultural realities of the Wampanoag, the tribe first encountered by Mayflower Pilgrims when they landed in Prov- incetown Harbor and explored the eastern coast of Cape Cod. This exhibit will run until October 12. As the largest public garden in Southern New England, and home of the most compre- hensive collection of rhododendrons and hy- drangeas in the country, Heritage's gardens are truly a feast for the eyes! The beauty of these magnificent flowers is in full bloom during "Rhododendron Festival" (May 23 – May 31) and "Hydrangea Festival" (July 10-19). During the Rhododendron Festival, take in Heritage's Horticulture-lovers won't want to miss the "National Garden Club Flower Show: CapeLeg- ends" from July 28 to 30, a major flower show presented by The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Southeastern District's garden clubs and award-winning Design and Horticul- ture Study Group. Heritage is home to gems of the automo- tive world. "The Heritage Annual Auto Show" (June 13; rain date: June 14) is a popular, fam- ily-friendly event that highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods, custom cars, and motorcycles. Throughout the season, "Behind- the-Scenes Auto Storage Tours" provide an ex- clusive peek at Heritage's automobile collection. Heritage kicks up the fun for our Lego en- thusiasts with "Brick-stravaganza Family Fun Days" (July 25 and August 15). Award-winning, professional brick artist, Cody Wells, will dem- onstrate advanced building techniques and lead a community build project with thousands of bricks during these daylong events. Fall activities will include "Cocktails for Cars" on September 12, a fundraising event that brings together the finest collector cars in the region for one spectacular evening, tickets are required. • For the most up to date information regarding all events please call 508-888-3300 or visit Explore 100 acres of gardens and trails. Annual Auto Show Photo by Dan Cutrona Annual Hydrangea Festival world-famous rhododendrons in a whole new way during the second annual Run for the Rhodies 5K Trail Race on May 30. Walk, jog, or run along scenic pathways and flower-studded woodland trails to discover some of Heritage's most beautiful acres.

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