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WGBH Places Spotlight on Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall
- Highfield Hall

When it comes to historic buildings, there is no shortage of ones to explore here on Cape Cod. One of the more striking buildings, Highfield Hall & Gardens, will get some well-deserved recognition tonight at 8:30 when it is featured on WGBH’s “Open Studio.”

The episode focuses on the prominent Falmouth estate and its current exhibit, “Kanreki: A 60 Year Journey”, a Japanese print show featuring more than 200 contemporary works that is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary.

During the segment, host Jared Bowen sits down with Highfield’s executive director Peter Franklin and director of programs and exhibitions Annie Dean about what makes the building and grounds, which were first owned by the Beebe family and dates back to 1878, so special.

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Falmouth nearly lost Highfield Hall in 1994, but thanks to the efforts of residents, it was restored and opened as a museum and historic site in 2006. Five years ago, the property’s gardens also were renovated, adding to the allure of the property. It is open to the public from April to October and is in use year-round for a variety of programs and activities. You can learn more about Highfield Hall here.

Tonight’s episode will be rebroadcast on Saturday at 5:30 am and Sunday at 11 am. You can also visit the WGBH website to view previously aired episodes.