Saturday, April 25, 5pm – 7pm
The Highlands and The Highland Hunt sponsor a tasting! Live music from the Alfred James Band, hors d’oeuvres catered by Aneu will accompany the variety of wines from five local and regional vineyards including Karamoor Estate in Whitemarsh; Grace Winery in the Brandywine Valley; and Lieb Cellars in Mattituck, NY. An escorted Tour of Karamoor Farm Winery will be the first prize of the Raffle drawing. A Silent Auction of sports memorabilia, jewelry, artwork, and gift baskets will be highlighted in the center hall. $75 per person, reservations requested.
HHS Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 20, 5:30pm – 6pm
An opportunity for HHS members to meet the Historical Society Board of Trustees and to hear up-to-the-minute information about current events at The Highlands.
Community Open House
Sunday, June 14, 2pm – 4pm
Come play historic games, sample ice cream made by a costumed interpreter from an original 18th-century recipe, see Canalside Retrievers demonstrate their skills, watch (or learn!) Colonial dancing. Take the History Myth-Busters quiz and go on a tour of the mansion to learn about whether some often-repeated historical “facts” turn out to be myths! Free and open to the public.
The Highland Hunt Breakfast
November (Sunday, date to be announced)
Watch the horses set out from The Highlands at 10:00 to follow the course set for them through neighborhood fields and woods, or come to witness their return at about 11:30 and learn about the history of horses and hounds in Whitemarsh. The Highland Hunt is a “drag hunt” where the hounds and horses follow a course set out by a hunt member pulling a scent-soaked bag—no foxes are involved. Come at noon to enjoy a Continental breakfast in the Mansion, which will include a sampling of the tastiest specialties of local bakeries. Live music and a raffle will round out this event. Admission fee charged, reservations recommended.
A Visit with Santa
Sunday, December 8, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Join us for cheer and celebration as Santa and Mrs. Claus visit The Highlands for photo opportunities (please bring your camera), make a craft project, and a reading of that seasonal classic, The Night Before Christmas. A very special edition of The Night Before Christmas, which features Santa landing his sleigh and eight reindeer on the roof of The Highlands, will be available for purchase. Reservations are required, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Admission fee charged, reservations recommended.