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‘Holidays at Highfield’ creates a world of wonder

World of Wonder, Winter 2017 Cape Cod HOME | capecodlife.com

Photo courtesy of Highfield Hall & Gardens

Bill Hendel, the late owner of Uncle Bill’s Country Store in North Falmouth and loyal patron of Highfield Hall, bequeathed a large dollhouse to the museum that is a replica of his own historic house in West Falmouth. Holidays at Highfield incorporates a personal element each year, and this year it will be the dollhouse, in the center of the snow globe room, surrounded by puffy balls of snow suspended in the air.

“People start to get tense about the holidays around Thanksgiving, and with this event, you can step away from all that craziness and see something you’ve never seen before. It’s an escape,” says Geishecker. “There are vignettes with creative ideas all over the house to get people inspired. We think about the traditional way that people present things and then make something original.”

Holidays at Highfield, open from November 24 to December 3, is one of the more unique and memorable experiences during the holiday season, and one that ensures that even when the many winters before and after this melt together, the memories will evoke a sense of joy and wonder. Perhaps no one understood this feeling better than Thomas, writing,

“All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea…”



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