Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2021

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Page 22 of 131 21 Photo by: Dan Cutrona Nestled on 100 beautiful acres in his- toric Sandwich, MA, Heritage Museums & Gardens is Cape Cod's premier cultural and horticultural destination, and a widely popular family attraction offering art, autos, history, horticulture, entertainment, and family-friendly fun. The season opens with an extended spe- cial exhibit that will close on October 17, Let's Play! New England Toy Stories. What do Monopoly, Erector Sets, and corn husk dolls have in common? They were all pro- duced here in New England. This exhibit shares the fascinating, and sometimes sur- prising, stories about the people who cre- ated these games and toys. From April 24 to October 17, car enthu- siasts will enjoy the exhibit From Carriage to Classic: How Automobiles Transformed America that will present the origin story of the American automobile through cars from Heritage's permanent collection. On display for 2021 are twenty-six automo- biles, including the recently acquired 1965 Ford Country Squire station wagon. This year's outdoor art exhibit, from April 24 to October 17, Bugs, Birds & Bricks will feature eight custom brick installations made by award-winning professional brick artist Cody Wells. Placed throughout the gardens and grounds, these sculptures of insects and birds found on Cape Cod ex- plore the interconnected relationships be- tween plants and animals. "We invite visitors to build their perfect day at Heritage, the largest cultural attrac- tion 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 visi- tors of all ages," says Anne Scott-Putney, President and CEO at Heritage. This season, Heritage will also feature another new outdoor installation: a full- scale reproduction of a wetu, a traditional dwelling used by the Wampanoag tribe through the late 1600s. The wetu will be made by members of the Mashpee Wam- panoag Tribe, following centuries- G e t Re a d y Fo r Fu n A t

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