Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Historic Highfield Inc

  • Falmouth, MA
  • www.highfieldhall.org

Mission Statement

MISSION
The mission of Highfield Hall & Gardens is to preserve Cape Cod’s preeminent historic estate by offering an engaging environment to experience the arts, explore nature, and appreciate history.

VISION
Highfield Hall & Gardens is a dynamic and unique museum providing opportunities for education, entertainment and inspiration. The natural, historic, and cultural assets of Highfield Hall are creatively used to their fullest potential enabling residents and visitors of all ages to experience the arts, explore the natural environment, and value history. As a compelling and engaging destination, Highfield Hall & Gardens plays an increasingly important role in the cultural economy of Cape Cod, thus ensuring the long term sustainability of the organization.

Main Programs

  1. Music at the Mansion
  2. Culinary
  3. Exhibitions
  4. Family Nights
  5. Children's Summer Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Serving residents of Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts as well as visitors from around the world.

ruling year

1994

President & CEO since 2005

Self-reported

Ms. Barbara Milligan

Keywords

Self-reported

historic, preservation, arts, culture, museum, Cape Cod, Falmouth, history, landscape, music

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EIN

04-3237612

 Number

1029355076

Physical Address

56 Highfield Drive

Falmouth, 02540

Also Known As

Highfield Hall & Gardens

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Highfield Hall is providing a new model for historic houses. Now established as a vital, active and welcoming home for the entire community, Highfield Hall seeks to bring together local residents, and visitors to the area, to celebrate the arts, foster education, and enrich community life. We seek to serve consituents of all ages and provide engaging opportunites to meld together the past, present and future.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Music at the Mansion

Under the direction of Dr. Robert Wyatt, Highfield Hall sponsors music programs that include chamber music concerts, less-formal music performances, holiday concerts, and an Emerging Artist Program with the New England Conservatory. Lectures are also presented each year by Dr. Robert Wyatt, drawing from talks that he presents at the Smithsonian Instution in Washington, D.C.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 2

Culinary

Led by local food author Gail Blakley, the Highfield Hall culinary program teaches aspiring cooks of all levels how to be successful in the kitchen.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$12,000.00

Program 3

Exhibitions

Hosting a dozen or more exhibitions per year of contemporary art, Highfield Hall & Gardens uses its exhibitions as a primary engagement strategy for visitors and members.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 4

Family Nights

Free family nights attract multi-generational families to enjoy Highfield Hall and family entertainment free of charge

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 5

Children's Summer Program

Our Children's summer program uses the natural, historical, and cultural assets of Highfield Hall & Gardens to connect children to informal learning opportunities.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Serving residents of Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts as well as visitors from around the world.

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Funding Needs

Highfield Hall's operating budget is currently about $500,000. Of that amount approximately 60% is raised through Annual Fund gifts and special events. Additionally, Highfield Hall is beginning a $3,000,000 comprehensive campaign to help raise endowment funds to sustain the orgainzation and provide a capital fund for immediate capital needs.

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HISTORIC HIGHFIELD INC
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Historic Highfield Inc

Leadership

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President & CEO

Ms. Barbara Milligan

BIO

Milligan has been in the field of historic site and museum management for nearly 30 years. She holds a BA in History and an MA in Public History and has previously been the director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, and the Cape Cod Children's Museum. Milligan is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She serves as a trustee of the New England Museum Association, as a board member of ArtsFalmouth, and as a member of the Falmouth Historic Districts Commission. She is also a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums and a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Margaret Pierce

Pierce Aluminum

Term: July 2012 - July 2015

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