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Hays-Heighe House
Phone: 443-412-2539
Email: haysheighe@harford.edu



HOURS:
TUESDAY | 1 — 3 PM
THURSDAY | 3 — 5 PM
FRIDAY | 10 AM — 12 PM

HISTORY

Picture of a large stone house.

Click HERE or on the picture to learn more about the history of the Hays-Heighe House.

HAYS-HEIGHE HOUSE EVENTS & EXHIBITS

Blending modern with historic, the Hays-Heighe House connects the past to the present, and the future.

Come for an exhibit or an event, stay for the architecture! The rooms encourage more familiarity and intimacy than a lecture hall, and the fine historical structure provides more gravitas than a classroom. Peer up the old staircase, find the half-moon windows, and count the fireplaces. Imagine life a century ago, when the house became headquarters for a thoroughbred horse breeding and training operation, or two centuries ago, when a large family-and the enslaved people they held—lived and worked here. The architecture and the way people lived in it are part of Harford County’s history and culture, and we welcome you to experience it.

We offer a variety of events each semester to complement our current exhibit. Program types often include teas, living history portrayals, book discussions, debates, musical performances. We also hold lectures on a wide range of topics, including art, history, ethics, literature, technology, medicine, the environment, political movements, and journalism. These events are all free, unless otherwise noted.

Click HERE to see all of our upcoming events.

Pre-registration required for all events.
To reserve your seat today, or to be added to our mailing list, call 443-412-2539 or email haysheighe@harford.edu.


EXHIBIT

GAMETIME! Replaying Harford County's Sports History highlights local stories from rec, school, amateur, and semi-pro teams. Featured sports will change with the season, including football & field hockey in autumn, basketball in winter, and baseball, softball, & lacrosse in spring.

EXHIBIT RUNS: OCT 7 - DEC 22.

TAILGATE PARTY & EXHIBIT OPENING
October 7 | 11 AM - 2 PM

CURATOR WALK
October 7 | 1 PM



FALL "TEA": TAILGATING & SPORTS TALES

Warm up with chili and other party food at our tailgating-themed “tea” (plant-based & gluten-sensitive options included). Enjoy tales from 150 years of athletic history—the triumphant, the tragic, the comedic, & the downright quirky—that celebrate our American obsession with sports.

Our teas often sell out fast; be sure to reserve your seat well in advance!

ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED

COST: $20 per person, or free with HCC student ID

(443) 412-2539 or HaysHeighe@harford.edu

DATES/TIMES:

Thursday, October 12 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Thursday, November 9 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Thursday, December 14 | 12:30-1:30 PM

TRIVIA NIGHT

Trivia Night
Think you know a lot about sports history? Test your knowledge against our categories—for a prize!

Tuesday, October 10 | 6:30 - 8 PM

SHOW & TELL: LOCAL SPORTS MEMORABILIA

Show us what you’ve got! Bring your favorite sports collectible and tell the story behind it, or just share your best sports stories.

Tuesday, October 17 | 6:30 - 8 PM

TALK: THE INS AND OUTS OF ARTIFICIAL TURF

Presentation by Angela Hoover, P.E., Civil Engineer for Harford County Parks & Recreation

Harford County’s sports fields are mostly turf, but that doesn’t mean that they are less work! Learn about challenges in their care & feeding.

Tuesday, October 24 | 6:30 - 8 PM


HALLOWEEN PARTY

Historic Sports Costume Contest

Come in costume and join the party; enjoy snacks & giveaways!

Tuesday, October 31 | 11 AM - 1:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION: 1950's WOMEN'S FIELDBALL

In the mid-20th century, high schools may not have had field hockey, basketball, or softball for girls, but many of them had “fieldball.” Come see a demonstration, try your hand at it, and cheer on the players!

Thursday, November 2 | 12:30 - 2 PM

TRIVIA DAY

Trivia Night
Think you know a lot about sports history? Test your knowledge against our categories—for a prize!

Tuesday, November 7 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM

DISCUSSION: ARMCHAIR "QUARTERBACKING" RULE CHANGES

“No clipping,” the “tuck” rule, “making a football move.” Rule changes are generally meant to improve player safety and boost fairness, but sometimes, they’re just to make the game more entertaining for spectators. Share your take on the changing rules from the past 50 years.

Wednesday, November 15 | 6:30-8 PM

LIVING HISTORY: CONSTANCE APPPLEBEE

Portrayed by Colleen Webster, Professor of English at Harford Community College.

Born a century before Title IX brought women’s sports to schools around the country, English phys ed teacher Constance Applebee introduced field hockey to women’s colleges in the Northeast. Learn about her passion for sports and her remarkable legacy.

Thursday, November 16 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM

CURATOR WALK

Our curator provides backstory and context in this guided tour.

Thursday, November 30 | 3:30 PM

TALK: TRAINING & INJURY

Proper training is fundamental to avoid injury in sports, and becomes even more crucial during recovery. Serious injuries can be life-changing, but they are also an opportunity to regroup and refocus on your body in motion. Learn more from a local expert.

Tuesday, December 5 | 6:30-8 PM

SHOW & TELL: LOCAL SPORTS MEMORABILIA

Show us what you’ve got! Bring your favorite sports collectible and tell the story behind it, or just share your best sports stories.

Thursday, December 7 | 12:30 - 2 PM
This book not only features the now-familiar story of Michael Oher, but analysis of the shifting importance of offensive linemen as football evolved. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the book, the movie, and the current controversy that surrounds the story. Free copies available for the first 10 to sign up for the discussion!

Tuesday, December 12 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
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