EVENTS & CALENDAR

Story Time Tuesdays

November 12, 2019

We are excited to announce Story Time Tuesdays. Each week at 10:30 am, you are welcome to bring children of any age for outdoor story time on our garden terrace. If it rains, we will move inside the mansion. We had such a wonderful turn out for story time during the summer that we will be continuing year round. We are happy to promote the importance of reading to children in our community and will gear the fall session towards children under five years of age. We will also incorporate some singing and play time following the reading. Follow us on Instagram for up to date details @thehighlandsmansion

Beo String Quartet Performance

November 14, 2019

Beo exists as a 21st century quartet by directing the future of the art through original music and projects; engaging listeners through entertainment and thoughtful demonstration; performing live, in any venue, the masterpieces of the string quartet literature; collaborating with living composers to showcase the music of our time; and participating in our modern global culture through a strong social media presence. Now in its fourth season, Beo has performed over 80 concert works in the US and Europe--including over 30 world premieres--and produced dozens of recordings.

We are thrilled to have more members of Ambler Musicivic back to perform in our grand hall. The Beo String Quartet will begin their concert at 7:30pm this Thursday evening.

A Visit with Santa on Sunday, December 8th

December 08, 2019

 The Highlands will be full of Christmas spirit and fun on Sunday December 8th from 2 to 4 when Santa and Mrs Claus return for their annual visit. This year, guests will be welcomed by carolers from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. There will be plenty of sweet treats to eat, trains to play with and unique crafts to create. Parents, bring your camera's to capture the time your children will spend speaking to Santa and listening to Mrs Claus' reading of The Night Before Christmas. There will also be a raffle of some wonderful gifts. The Cookie Queen of Lafayette Hill and the Mythical Wonderland  will both be setting up their shops for the event as well. This is the perfect family afternoon to fill you with the joys of the season. This special event has limited availability so please email rentals@highlandshistorical.org to make your reservations today! Cost is $15 per person/child for non-members and $10 per member. Follow us on Instagram @thehighlandsmansion

Holiday House Tour

December 14, 2019

You may have toured the mansion in the past but, you have never seen it like this! The Norristown Garden Club will be decorating the interior first floor of the mansion with gorgeous greenery, flowers and whimsically decorated Christmas trees. Get into the holiday spirit by strolling through the mansion and sipping on hot chocolate. Cost is just $10 per person at the door. The holiday house tour will run from 11 to 3 pm. Learn about the history of the home from the story tellers or walk thru on your own to enjoy the beautiful details of the home and decorations. 

Tea and Symphony I Sunday, March 1, 2020 I 2:00 - 4:00 pm

March 01, 2020

The Tea & Symphony Chamber Music program will showcase the Copeland String Quartet, which was formed in 2003.  Inspired by the dazzling and vast repertoire for small string ensemble, the musicians work in the intimate format of the string quartet.  The Highlands center hall, where the performance takes place, is precisely the type of setting that chamber music was written for, and is an excellent venue for the discipline and artistry of the music.  Teas, sweets, and savories are served during the intermission.  

Program will be announced closer to concert date.

Seating for this very popular event is limited and advance reservations are recommended.  Tickets will not be issued. A reservation list will be checked at the door.  Cost is $20.00 per seat for members of The Highlands Historical Society and $25.00 per seat for non-members.  The Highlands is handicapped accessible, and on-site parking is free.  Doors will open at 1:30. For detailed program information, or to make reservations, please call The Highlands at 215-641-2687.  

Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny

April 05, 2020

Join us for an Egg Hunt in a beautiful setting! We are hosting our 2nd annual Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, April 5th at 2:00. The hunt is for children under 10 years old and will begin promptly at 2:15. The Easter Bunny will be here until 4:00 for a great photo opportunity with your children of any age. Bring your iphone or camera to capture adorable pictures of your kids dressed to impress! The hunt and visit with the bunny will take place in our gardens however, if it should rain, we will move the event into the mansion with designated rooms for several age groups. Space is limited so please call for reservations at 215-641-2687. The cost is $5 per child and can be paid by check before the event or you can pay in cash at the door. Please find us on Facebook at HighlandsMansionandGardens or follow us on Instagram @thehighlandsmansion

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