Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens is comprised of three galleries and expansive gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts. It includes galleries for American Folk Art, a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions.
The gardens feature a collection of thousands of rhododendrons, including a collection of the world-renowned Dexter variety. Their typical bloom time is from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-June. Other horticultural areas of interest include: holly, daylily, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, as well as more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.
The grounds also include the Old East Mill, a windmill built in Orleans, Massachusetts in 1800, and extensively restored in 1999-2000. In 2002, a labyrinth was also added to the grounds, designed by Marty Cain, one of the best-known labyrinth designers in North America. Also located on the grounds is the Hart Family Maze Garden and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Garden.
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Family Fun at Heritage Museums & Gardens
With exhibits, gardens, children's play areas and more, Heritage is the best place for families to spend a day while in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.
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Christmas at Heritage Museum Sandwich, MA
One of the many things to do on Cape Cod,during the Christmas Season, the Heritage Museum offers a Festival of Lights.
5 Gallon Trip: Heritage Museum and Gardens
Known for the bright rhododendron blooms that cover the property through early June, the Heritage Museums and Gardens is more than a horticultural dream: It is a hodgepodge of art, culture and history spread over 100 meticulously landscaped acres.
Auto enthusiasts will revel in a medley of mint-condition rides displayed in the round Shaker barn that houses the J.K. Lilly III Antique Automobile Museum.
Across the park at the Art Museum, a gallery of folk art is steps away from a hand-carved carousel, where kids and adults alike can bob and twirl on elaborate horses for free. Next door, an exhibit that explores pirates through history and in pop culture has movies, a climb-inside jail and the chance to take the wheel of a pirate ship.
A short walk away, the American History Museum offers rotating exhibits housed in an imposing replica of a Revolutionary War fort where George Washington's army spent the last winter of the Revolutionary War.
And even the walk between exhibits will promises to entertain, with mazes, gardens and an impressive windmill scattered throughout the park.
Sandwich, MA: Incredible ThyssenKrupp Signa4 Hydraulic Elevator at the Heritage Museums & Gardens
(5-30-2019) This is the elevator at the Heritage Museums & Gardens.
Type: Inground Submersible Hydraulic
Installed: Late 2000s
Speed: 80 FPM
Capacity: 2500 Pounds
Buttons: ThyssenKrupp Signa4
Distance: 2 Floors
Motor Pitch: B-Flat
Floors Served: *1, 2
Doors: Right Single-Slide
Elevators and Friends by Alexander S Elevators Copyright 2019
Inside the Coast Guard Heritage Museum on Cape Cod
Take a peek inside a unique museum that features Coast Guard history in Barnstable Village.
The Sandwich Boardwalk
Views of the Sandwich Boardwalk, on Cape Cod, in Sandwich, MA
Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts
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Situated just 8 miles north of Worcester in Boylston, MA, Tower Hill Botanic Garden offers spectacular views of Mount Wachusett and the Wachusett Reservoir. This 132 acre botanical garden is one of the most scenic Massachusetts wedding venues.
Heritage Museum and Rhododendrons 08
The first shots are our own Rhododendrons and my studio, then, starting with the windmill, it is the Heritage Museum gardens in Sandwich MA and their collection of Dexter Rhododendrons. Also there are carvings in the museum of cigar store figures and windvanes and Looff Carousel animals.
July 18, 2017
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Heritage Museums and Gardens Waterfall
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Watching the Heritage Gardens Carousel in Sandwich, MA
The Heritage Carousel, located at the Heritage Museums and Gardens, (HMG), in Sandwich, MA, is a historic carousel which, like so many others, has a past that is difficult to trace. The official census of the National Carousel Association, (NCA), had little definite material about the carousel but lists its date of manufacture as 1911-1912. It has been suggested that the carousel was constructed of remnants of disassembled machines at this later date as Charles I. D. Looff had moved his operation to Long Beach, CA, in 1910. Looff's son, portions of his shop and many of his machines, however, remained behind in Rhode Island.
The Heritage Museum Today
This is part two of the Pantheon Feature about Hiram Clay Kellogg and the Heritage Museum of Orange County, presented by Kellogg Garden Products. For more information about the Heritage Museum, please visit heritagemuseumoc.org. For more information about Kellog Garden Products, please visit kellogggarden.com. For more information about Pantheon Features, please visit pantheonTV.com.
Belfry Inn and Bistro in Sandwich MA
Rates: . . .. .. ... . . . . . . . . . Belfry Inn and Bistro 8 Jarves Street Sandwich MA 02563 Offering a restaurant, Belfry Inn and Bistro is located in Sandwich. Free WiFi access is available. This historic bed and breakfast features guest rooms in 3 buildings from different historical periods. The Abbey is a converted church, offering a restaurant downstairs and guest rooms upstairs. The Painted Lady is a beautiful Victorian home, while the Village is a quaint colonial building. Rooms here offer cable TV and air conditioning. Private bathrooms come with a bath or shower and a hair dryer. Some rooms offer a fireplace or a spa bath. At Belfry Inn and Bistro guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch are also offered. Other facilities at the property a 24-hour front desk, a business centre and dry cleaning services. Free parking is offered. The bed and breakfast is 1,300 feet from Sandwich Glass Museum and 0.9 miles from Heritage Museums & Gardens. Shawme Crowell State Forest, and Shawme Pond are both only 5 minutes' drive from the property.Logan Airport is 49.7 miles away.
Carousel at Heritage Museum
Heritage Museum and Gardens carousel in Sandwich, MA, Cape Cod.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Berkshire Botanical Garden is 15 acres of display gardens, arboretum and education center. More than 3,000 species and varieties of plants are on display, and its public display gardens are among the oldest in the United States. Only 2.5 hours from North Jersey and it is around the corner from the Norman Rockwell Museum. Well worth a trip. for a hi quality executable file version, you can save to your computer go to: JosephCooper.net Enjoy! -Joseph
The Titus Winchester Headstone- Old Town Cemetery- Sandwich, MA.
In 1765, Reverend Abraham Williams became pastor of the church, bringing with him a 19-year old black slave named Titus Winchester. Reverend Williams died in 1784 and in his Last Will & Testament he freed Winchester in recognition of his many years of faithful service as church caretaker.
Winchester went to sea as a steward and, when he died in 1808, left his entire estate (approximately $3,300) for the purpose of purchasing a clock for the Meeting House so that it would ring for many years to come in memory of his former master. The clock became to be known as Old Titus to the people of Sandwich .
Winchester was so respected by the Sandwich townspeople, that he was interred in the historic cemetery in a tomb very near Rev. Williams that has the longest inscription of any of the gravestones (it refers to him as a servant rather than a slave). (Incidentally, The Old Town Cemetery, which dates from the 1660s is fascinating to visit; the tombstone art and inscriptions speak volumes about the people and the times in which they lived.)
During the Portland Gale, a severe winter storm in 1878, the church steeple was toppled and the Winchester clock and tower were destroyed. A new steeple was built in 1881 with funds donated by Jonathan Bourne, a whaling tycoon who was born in Sandwich . The original clock was replaced with the present four-faced clock 'for the entire town to see' and a bell, cast in 1854, was also placed in the steeple. The Clock and Bell Tower have recently been restored by current owner Christopher Wilson. (The old church is now a private residence.)
The headstone reads- HERE
lies interred all that was mortal of
TITUS WINCHESTER Aged 62
who departed this life March 27 A D 1808.
For many years he was the servant of
Rev. Abraham Williams the former minister
of this place. His fidelity to his master
on earth could only be exceeded by
that which he continually displayed
toward his heavenly. Of industry,
temperance and sound economy he was
an uncommon example. The fruit of
all his earthly labor he generously
consecrated to the service of heaven.
To the first precinct of this place he
bequeathed all his substance to
be dedicated to pious uses. In
testimony of their sense of grati-
tude this monumental stone is
raised as sacred to his memory
and his virtues.
The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
Flying through the braches! Young climbers wave at the coptercam while climbing at the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT
Some shots also from The Adventure Park at Storrs, CT
Cape Conversation Hydrangea
Melinda speaks to Ellen Spear director of Heritage Museums and Gardens and Dr Michael Dirr about the new North American Hydrangea Test Garden at the grand opening
Heritage Museum & Gardens: Paper Metropolis
A short documentary about artist Kiel Johnson and the construction of Heritage Museum & Garden's Paper Metropolis for the Driving Our Dreams exhibit.