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Summer Guide Cape Cod 2018

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 12 N estled on 100 beautiful acres in historic Sand- wich, MA is Heritage Museums & Gardens, a popu- lar family attraction offering art and autos, history and horticulture, entertainment and exhibits, and family-friendly fun. Heritage opens its season with a special exhibit, Start Your Engines: Cars & Stars of the Indy 500, where you can sit in a real Indy race car. Ex- plore 107 years of Indianapolis 500 race history in this new special exhibit! Get up close and personal with 20 Indy racers and pace cars. The exhibit will feature cars from the inception of this famous race to the 2016 winning car. This exhibit will run from April 14- October 8. Heritage Museums & Gardens will explore Wen- dell Minor's America from April 14- October 8 by celebrating the artist's four-decade career as a pre- eminent illustrator of children's books and show- casing a quarter-century of unforgettable picture book art. This exhibit is organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum. "We're taking our mission of exploration, discov- ery, and learning to a new level in 2018," says Ellen Spear, President and CEO at Heritage. "From the moment visitors arrive, there are multiple options to experience Heritage in fun and engaging ways including our behind-the-scenes tours that cater to their interests and get them up close and personal with our collections, gardens, and exhibits." On the opening day of the season's outdoor ex- hibit Commemorations, running from May 20 to October 8, visitors get the chance to talk with the artists as they install their sculptures during Artist in Action Day. Heritage is the largest public garden in Southern New England and home of the most comprehen- sive collection of rhododendrons and hydrangeas in the country. The beauty of these magnificent flowers is in full bloom during the Rhododendron Festival from May 26 to June 3 and the Hydran- gea Festival from July 6 to 15. Heritage is home to gems of the automobile world and they will be on display at The Heritage Annual Auto Show on June 09 (rain date: June 10) This popular event highlights antique and clas- sic automobiles, hot rods, custom cars and motor- cycles in excellent original or restored condition. Behind the scenes auto tours provide an exclusive peek at Heritage's automobile collection. Heritage's Family Fun Fridays feature music, entertainment, activities, and picnicking on the grounds. Families also can spend hours in the pop- ular two-acre Hidden Hollow™ outdoor family discovery space featuring a brand new Splash area with a discovery stream and a waterfall. Also open- ing on April 13 is The Adventure Park at Heritage, which includes aerial trails in the tree- tops and interpretive nature trails below. Visitors can enjoy Heritage after hours at Food Truck Fridays on June 15 and 29. Participants get exclusive access to the Indy 500 exhibit, enjoy mu- sic, and savor dinner and dessert from some of the area's best-known food trucks. Fall activities include the Heritage Hoppy Fall Festival on September 22 featuring beer tastings from local Massachusetts breweries. "Heritage not only offers up-close and personal experiences that can't be found anywhere else, but also strengthens our bonds with family and friends," says Spear. "It's a place of joy and fun. It's a place to make lasting memories. And it's a place designed to visit again and again." Open daily April 14 - October 8, 10 am-5 pm. More information is available by calling 508-888- 3300 or at www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org. Hydrangea Festival Start Your Engines! Indy 500 exhibit

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