Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Artworks gleaned from his expansive visual chronicles, and commentary reflecting on his collaborations with our nation’s most prominent authors, scientists, and historians, showcase a quarter-century of unforgettable picture book art.
Start Your Engines: Cars and Stars of the Indy 500 is located in the Automobile Gallery, which is a reproduction of the Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village. Learn more about the cars in Heritage’s antique automobile collection.
A visit to Cape Cod National Seashore isn't complete until you've visited the historic Highland Light in North Truro. The 69-step climb up a narrow staircase rewards visitors with spectacular views of Cape Cod and beyond. On a clear day views extend more than 20 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and bay of Cape Cod. To ensure the safety of all visitors, the minimum height requirement to climb the lighthouse is 48". Operated by Eastern National. $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Must be 48" tall to climb lighthouse.
April 14 through May 25: Lighthouse Climbs: 12 PM to 4 PM
May 26 through October 8: Lighthouse Climbs: 10 AM to 5:30 PM
October 9 through October 21: Lighthouse Climbs: 12 PM to 4 PM
Must be 48" tall to climb.
$6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors
$1 off with an admission ticket from the Highland House Museum
The Edward Gorey House opens its 16th season on Thursday, April 12th with our new exhibit Murder He Wrote - Edward Gorey and the Art of the Mystery. Gorey was a life-long fanatic for the murder mystery genre. Crime writers—specifically Agatha Christie—but also including Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Josephine Tey, Michael Innes, Margery Allingham, Edmund Crispin, and Cecil Street among others, were the passion of a man who some might have considered to be somewhat passionless.
Science of Sharks: Dive deep into the Science of Sharks with the newest exhibit at the New England Aquarium. Get up close to some small but mighty shark species from around the world. Hands-on ac vi es illuminate the remarkable adapta ons that give sharks an edge in the water, while the shark and ray touch tank lets you see—and feel!—these adapta ons in ac on.