HM&G Mr and Mrs Lilly

Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Lilly III in 1969 on the opening day for Heritage Museums & Gardens. The museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary tomorrow with a retro admission price of $1.50, games, cake, a scavenger hunt, and more.

Heritage Museums & Gardens is celebrating its 50th anniversary tomorrow. In honor of this special day, the museum is rolling back its admission price to $1.50, the same as it was in 1969.

The museum will have a party-themed day filled with activities for the whole family throughout the gardens and galleries. Commemorate the moment with a family photo. Activities include a scavenger hunt where visitors can search for 50 treasures—plants, autos, folk art, militaria, scrimshaw, carvings, and more—that tell the story of the museum’s first 50 years.

There will be a decades-themed dance party with DJ Ooch on the concert lawn and a special ceremony at 1 PM with cake, a birthday banner to sign, games on the parade field and the building of a giant fort.

Enjoy rides on the vintage carousel. The Magnolia Café will be open for lunch, drinks, and desserts, or pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the gardens.

In addition to this birthday celebration, Heritage offers a number of family-friendly events and activities. On Sunday, June 16, celebrate Father’s Day with free admission for dad. On Wednesday, June 26, Wine & Walk Wednesdays steps off as Heritage staff lead a small group of participants on a walking tour of the galleries and grounds after regular hours. Start with a glass of wine and a light snack before heading out for an experience in the exhibits and gardens. Reservations are required for the Wine & Walk; admission to the event is $35 for nonmembers and $30 for members.

The Hydrangea Festival kicks off on Friday, July 12.

Heritage Museums & Gardens is at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich.

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