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Portals and Passageways @ Highfield Hall

July 1, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Portals and Passageways @ Highfield Hall is a incredible undertaking where the show features the work of 25 regional artists who have created artworks throughout Highfield Hall’s remarkable mansion and the surrounding grounds and gardens. Annie Dean, Highfield’s director of programs and exhibitions is the curator for the show. In creating the show Annie sought to have visitors explore the property and the adjacent Beebe Woods coming from a new point of view. The concept is that visitors will embark on passageways that will guide them to new places and portals that encourage a new point of view. A number of temporary environmental works will be on display between June 29th and September 7th as well as some more permanent sculptures that were installed in the spring. Artisans include those skilled in sculpture, fiber art, landscape design, glass blowing, photography and painting. The exhibition is created as a walking tour that starts inside Highfield Mansion and then continues through the grounds.

Plays well with Plants

May 17, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Plays well with plants is one of many garden themed events at Highfield Hall this spring. At this event come and join in a lecture and Q & A session with the renowned garden designer Louis Raymond.ย  The topic is creating a garden of a lifetime.

Family Maypole Celebration

May 4, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Family Maypole Celebration promises to be a fabulous time for family members of all ages. After a long cold winter and early spring this weekend promises to bring some sunshine and warmer weather. Enjoy crafts, music and games as well as meet artist Alfie Glover and admire The Spirits of the Garden sculpture! The Maypole Dance will take place at 3:00 pm. For more information go to www.highfieldhall.org

Falmouth Village Blooming

April 24, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Falmouth Village BloomingFalmouth Village Blooming is a celebration of all that is Spring. The spring celebration kicks off on May 1st with a self guided tour through Falmouth Village to view May Baskets on display.

You have a chance to vote on the Falmouth Village Facebook page for your favorite as participants vie for the People’s choice award.

Enjoy Flower Power Happy Hours at participating restaurants from 3- 5 pm during the first two weekends of the May. Throughout the Village be on the lookout for Blooming Bargains at all the participating retail shops.

Some of the very special scheduled events include: Cinco de Mayo celebration at Anejo’s Mexican Bistro on May 5th, Ring around the Maypole at Highfield Hall on May 4th, Annual Falmouth Beautification Sale on May 10th, Just for Kids Colonial Gardening at Falmouth Museums on the Green on May 10th and the Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association Garden Tour on May 10th from 1 – 3 pm.

There is something fun for everyone during Falmouth Village Blooming. For the latest information and schedule click here to go to the Falmouth Village website.

Highfield Hall Open House

April 5, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Come to the Highfield Hall Open House and celebrate spring! This free event is open to the public and offers a variety of activities for all ages. Refreshments are being offered courtesy of Atria Woodbriar who is the sponsor of the open house and the spring art exhibitions at Highfield Hall.

Family Fun events from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm include a self-guided Highfield architecture scavenger hunt and fun crafts to make with children’s program teachers.

At 12:30 pm docents Jean Wentzell and Bobbi Miner will host an estate walk of the Highfield property where you can learn about the Beebe family and the expansive property they owned in Falmouth.Falmouth High School Ceramic Birdhouses at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall art exhibitFrom 1:00pm until 3:00 pm there will be an artist reception for the spring exhibits as well as a painting demonstration, music and refreshments. The artist exhibitions include A House for all Seasons, Ambient Light Domestic interiority, Fragment House and All around the House. A lovely collaboration between Falmouth High School ceramic students and Falmouth Museums on the Green resulted in the exhibition entitled If These Houses Could Talk.

At 2:00 pm enjoy a poetry reading from the new book, Domestic Interiors and then at 3:00 pm relax to Robert Wyatt performing his favorite songs of spring on the grand piano.

Jerusalem: Cooking from the Book

April 2, 2014 by Trish Robinson

A three part cooking series with Alan Zox author of this popular book will be held at Highfield Hall. Class 1 is April 2nd ; Class 2 is APril 23rdย  and Class 3 is May 14th

Highfield Hall Garden Programs

March 27, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Highfield Hall Garden Programs start on May 17th from 10-11:30 am with a special lecture by Louis Raymond. His lecture is titled Plays Well with Plants: Creating a Garden of a Lifetime. Louis is a professional landscape designer located in Rhode Island and he has had his work highlighted in major publications as well as being featured on various national and local television shows.

Following the Louis Raymond lecture there is a special fund raising luncheon opportunity being offered at an elegant home in Gansett where you can view gardens especially designed by Mr Raymond. The fund raising for this special event will benefit the plantings and gardens of Highfield Hall. Gardens of the Museums on the Green in Falmouth Cape Cod

On June 21st the next presentation at Highfield Hall will be held and will be given by rose expert Gretchen Ward Warren. Her presentation is titled Historic Roses of Woods Hole and she will share the remarkable history of the rambler rose varieties which were developed in Woods Hole over a century ago by Michael Walsh. She will also share historic photographs of the rose garden on the Fay estate in Woods Hole where Michael Walsh was the Head Gardener.

Master Chefs teach at Highfield Hall

February 22, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Master chefs teach at Highfield Hall this spring for the sixth year running. During the months of April through June, a number of local and not so local chefs will be on hand at Highfield, teaching the art of cooking.

Alan Zox personal chef teaches at Highfield Hall in FalmouhOne of the exciting offerings is with Personal Chef, Alan Zox. Allenโ€™s recipes will focus on vegetables and are very much in sync with Americaโ€™s growing interest in learning to eat less meat. This is a three-part series or you can opt to register for a single class. The classes include demonstrations, tastings and product information. You will learn how to make featured recipes from the award winning cookbook, Jerusalem . Classes are held at 3 PM on April 2, April 23, and May 14.

 

Highfield is thrilled to have Chef Jean-Jacques Paimblanc ย demonstrate some of his favorite dishes on April 6 at 1 PM. Chef Paimblanc is a founder of the certificate program in the culinary arts at Boston University along with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin.

Chef Feufeu the Chef/Owner of Bleu Restaurant will host a cooking class at HIghfield Hall in FalmouthJoin admirers of Chef Frederic ย Feufeu for a delectable experience. Chef Feufeu is the owner of Blue, an award winning restaurant in Mashpee Commons just a 20 minute drive from Falmouth. This April 27th at 1 pm will mark Chef Feufueโ€™s sixth teaching appearance at Highfield.

During June there are three offerings with different experts in the Seafood Specialties Series.

On Sunday, June 1st at 3 pm a Seafood Specialties Series will be conducted. Linda Depres will be your teacher. Linda spent 40 years in our own Woods Hole at the National Marie Fisheries Service as a fishery biologist. She will provide you with insight into how to choose the seafood you purchase and answer any questions you might have on the art of cooking with fish. This claScallops cookbook event at Highfield Hallss includes wine tastings along with the seafood offerings.

Come to cook on June 8th at 3 pm with Elaine and Karin Tammi who have shared their extensive experience in the cookbook Scallops.ย  The class will provide instruction, tastings and a wine pairing focused on all you need to know about preparing and cooking scallops.

The third in the Seafood Specialties Series will be held on June 15th at 3 pm with David Shahzade ย the owner of Falmouth Fish, a highly regarded local fish market in Falmouth for over 25 years. This class will include seafood and wine tasting and David will talk about endangered species and local seafood.

For more information or to register for any of these foodie events please click here.

Top things to do in Falmouth

January 31, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Top things to do in Falmouth …well that is a hard list to put together as there is so much to consider. We have done our best to compile the top 5 (in no particular order) based on much input from visitors to Falmouth and our personal experience.

Things to do in Falmouth Shining Sea Bikewayย  Travel the 10.7 mile Shining Sea Bikeway which spans from the historic seaside village ofย ย ย  Woods Hole up through North Falmouth. This scenic bikeway winds through beautiful marshes and cranberry bogs in the North and along the scenic Vineyard Sound shoreline to the South. The trail is the only bikeway on Cape Cod to skirt the shore. For all who enjoy the pleasure of nature this bikeway is set back off the main roads and follows the Old Colony rail trail avoiding the busy roads except for a few road crossings along the route.

Explore treasures of our 68 miles of coastline surrounding Falmouth. Since you canโ€™t see it all we bundled three different coastline locations into this spot on the list of things to do. The three coastline spots are the Knob, Nobska lighthouse and Old Silver Beach. The knob has eventhings to do in Falmouth Nobska lighthouse been highlighted by the Boston Globe as a great spot to watch a sunset to cap a Cape Cod vacation. The trail to The Knob overlook is just less than one mile from the parking area and close to 100 bird species have been identified in the area. When you reach the tip of The Knob you will enjoy gorgeous views of Buzzards Bay. Knobska lighthouse is an active U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse which was established in 1829. The views of Vineyard Sound and Marthaโ€™s Vineyard from the lighthouse are incredible. Old Silver Beach is located in North Falmouth on the Bay side of Falmouth and is known to be the widest beach in Falmouth and featuring the whitest soft sand.

things to do in Falmouth Falmouth Village Main StreetStroll along the picturesque Main Street in Falmouth Village. The historic village of Falmouth is an absolute treasure of unique locally owned shops and restaurants as well as art galleries. You can find special treats from our very own French bakery or chocolatiers on Main Street or perhaps a good book at the famous Eight Cousins Bookstore who among other activities spearheaded the national Whereโ€™s Waldo scavenger hunt with local bookstores. Whether you are looking for comfortable or classic dress clothing there are a number of wonderful clothiers in Falmouth Village. The choices are vast for anything you have in mind while strolling Main Street in Falmouth Village

things to do in falmouth sail the Island Queen

Sail away for a day trip on the Island Queen ferry or Steamship Authority ferry to the island of Marthaโ€™s Vineyard. This top pick by visitors of things to do while visiting Falmouth is just a short 45 minute trip over Vineyard Sound until you arrive on the shore of Marthaโ€™s Vineyard. Once on the Vineyard spend the day visiting Edgartown, Oaks Bluff and Vineyard Haven. The gingerbread houses in Oaks Bluff are one of the most photographed spots on the island. Edgartown is known for its beautiful ship captain homes and great shopping and restaurants. If you have time a trip out to Aquinnah would be great with its iconic lighthouse and red clay cliffs.

things to do in falmouth walk the Highfield Hall Sunken GardenVisit the Falmouth Museums on the Green and Highfield Hall and Gardens to include things to do in falmouth explore Falmouth Museums on the GreenBeebe Woods 382 acres of walking trails. Highfield Hall was the home of the historically important Beebe family of Boston and Falmouth. This 1878 home has been lovingly restored and is now a key cultural and community center for upper Cape Cod as well as a special venue for weddings and other celebratory gatherings.

So that is a list of the top things to do in Falmouth yet we would be remiss if we did not suggest spending some time in the village of Woods Hole to visit the Aquarium, and Woods Hole Oceanagraphicย  Institute’s Titanic education display featuring Alvin the submarine involved in Titanic exploration.

Holidays at Highfield Hall Falmouth

November 29, 2013 by insideout

Holidays at Highfield Hall

International Creche Display

Holidays at Highfield Hall once again showcases incredible holiday decor in the beautiful historic Beebe family home in Falmouth.ย  This lovelingly restored 1878 home of the Beebe family has been transformed into a wonderland where top decorators and designers have clamored to showcase their talents in the elegant halls and rooms of Highfield Hall.

For a nominal five dollar admission for adults (children free) you can tour Highfield Hall and learn about its history while getting holiday decorating ideas. A gift gallery will also be featured at this event and will contain items ranging from Hostess gifts & crafts to a wreath sale. In the new Highfield, reading room. the any soldier project will be featured. A tea shop will be part of the festivities with homemade goodies and the brand-new โ€œHighfield Blendโ€ tea.

Some of this yearโ€™s special exhibits will include Bill Hendelโ€™s impressive international crรจche collection, a Victorian Regina music box with numerous musical desks, a re-creation of a Victorian Christmas parlor and Salley Mavorโ€™s Pocketful of Posies Christmas tree and dollhouse. Just around the corner from The Captain’s Manor Inn this is a favorite place to visit not just during the holidays but all year long!

For more information go to: http://www.highfieldhall.org/event/the-holidays-at-highfield/

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