March 28 2014

March 28, 2014 (Sandwich, MA)- The Hundred Acre School, opening September 2 at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, will host several Open Houses for parents and caregivers in April and May. Those who participate in the April 30th open house will receive free tickets to Heritage for the day. 

The open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, discuss the available programs at the school and register for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.
The Hundred Acre School will engage preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning.

Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates:
Tuesday, April 1st @ 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday, April 10th @ 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16th @10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30th @10 a.m. -5 p.m.*

Saturday, May 3rd @ 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Monday, May 5th @ 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Thursday, May 8th @ 2 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

*Participants in this Open House will receive free admission to Heritage Museums & Gardens for the day.

For more information, please call Melissa Russell at (508) 888-3300 x158, or visit

About Heritage Museum & Gardens:     
Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, is comprised of three galleries and 100 acres of gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts. It includes galleries for American Folk Art and a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions.
The automobile gallery includes an impressive collection of American automobiles housed within a replica of the Shaker Round Barn. The gardens feature a collection of thousands of rhododendrons, including the renowned Dexter variety, whose typical bloom time is from mid-May to mid-June. Other horticultural areas of interest include: holly, daylily, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, as well as more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.
The grounds also include the Old East Mill, a windmill built in Orleans, Massachusetts in 1800, and extensively restored in 1999-2000, a labyrinth designed by Marty Cain, one of the best-known labyrinth designers in North America, Hidden HollowSM, the Hart Family Maze Garden and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Garden.
For more information, please visit, or call (508) 888-3300.