The Cape Cod Surftones, a male chorus that has been singing acapella on the Cape more than for 35 years, is turning the tables and inviting the public in to sing in an old-fashioned sing-along dessert pot-luck. Admission is free. “Bring your friends, bring your spouse, bring your kids, and bring some pie or cookies! Most importantly, bring your voice. We’re going to be singing some of America’s favorite tunes together,” said Dan Anthony, president of the Surftones.
Artifacts from the Archives offers an eclectic and pleasantly inexplicable menagerie of characters, creatures and landscapes in ink, paper, ceramic, and leather, which have—until now—languished in obscurity. Spanning almost all of Gorey's career from childhood cut paper works, to figure studies from his teen years to exquisitely colored works from the early 1950s through to ceramic works and etchings created while living in Cape Cod.
Visitors will discover the glamour, luxury and artistry of cinematic couture. Five centuries of fashion and style as interpreted by award-winning costume designers and worn by our favorite stars will be on display along with props, movie clips and photos and movie memorabilia.
Gentlemen, start your engines! This exhibit of cars from the Heritage permanent collection showcases nationally significant and rare antiques. New this year are a 1934 Derby Bentley reminiscent of the cars, time periods, and luxury represented in the 2016 special exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema, and a special display of maps made from recycled license plates, created by artist Stephen Blyth.
Celebrate the return of art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display. Beautiful paintings, rare objects, and the famed military miniatures offer examples of American ingenuity and excellence. J.K. Lilly, III founded Heritage Museums & Gardens in honor of his father, J.K. Lilly, Jr., who spent a lifetime amassing great collections of rare books, coins and stamps, as well as American firearms and military miniatures.
The wedding is a time honored tradition spanning centuries and cultures. Steeped in tradition, custom, and ritual this event has under gone many transformations. The museum’s exhibit, The Wedding, will feature 47 wedding gowns from 1760’s to the present. Within the exhibit context the museum will examine the similarities, differences, and origins of these traditions, customs, and fashions of the wedding event. The story of the wedding will unfold over many generation utilizing historic collection gowns, wedding accessories, photographs, and family histories.
The Main Gallery at Castle Hill holds bi-weekly gallery exhibitions are held all summer. Opening receptiona are on alternating Thursdays from 4 - 6pm. Light refreshments are served. Come join us!
A visit to the artist shanties guarantees a cultural experience that is unmatched! This is a unique opportunity to meet Cape Cod artists and watch them work along the inspiring backdrop of Hyannis Harbor. Works vary and include photography; painting (acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolors, etc.); handmade jewelry from metals, gemstones, glass, beach stones and more; ceramics; mosaics; mariner knot work; wood carving; tapestry; fiber art and much more! Open Friday-Sunday from May 13-June 19. Open seven days a week June 20-October 10.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is hosting ten artists this year for Natural Threads, this year’s seasonal outdoor art installation in the gardens. Their imaginative works interpret the theme of connected natural and synthetic fibers by bending, shaping, and linking natural elements of Heritage Museums & Gardens’ varied terrain. The artists in this outdoor art installation use rope, cord, textiles, and branches among other materials to get us to pay close attention to aspects of Heritage’s peaceful environment.
Eevery Wednesday at Hyannis Public Library in July and August: 6-7 pm