Front View of Hays-Heighe House


The War of 1812: Bicentennial Observance Exhibit

Now on display until October 6!

Hays-Heighe House
Tuesdays: 1- 3 PM
Fridays: 10 AM -12 PM
First Saturdays of the month: 10 AM -12 PM

Dinner and an Evening with Hugo Vickers (10/10/14)

Author and biographer of the British Royal Family, Hugo Vickers, will give a dinner talk to support the Hays-Heighe House. His talk will be an original presentation, created for this occasion, titled "All the Queen’s Horses." Dinner guests can preview of the exhibit The Racehorse, the Royals and the Writer.

October 10, 7-9 PM (Dinner & Talk, Chesapeake Center Dining Rooms)
Tickets: $75 per person (Closes September 29)
Limited seating; reserve early: or call 443-412-2539.
Preview of exhibition at 6-7 PM for dinner guests only.

The Shock of the New (10/13/14)

Learn how World War I, then known as the “Great War,” was a further catalyst for modernism in art and literature in Europe and the United States during the early decades of the 20th century.

Panel discussion by HCC Faculty:
Jeff Ball (Art History); Andrew Kellett (History); Scott West (English)

October 13, 12:30 -1:45 PM
Joppa Hall, Room 115

The Racehorse, the Royals and the Writer: Exhibit Opening (10/14/14)

This exhibit tells the intriguing story of American racehorse Durbar II and his victory over the horse of King George V at the Epsom Derby in 1914—just at the outbreak of World War I. Owned by Herman B. Duryea, uncle of Robert Heighe, Durbar II lived at Prospect Hill Farm (now the Hays-Heighe House) and is interred on the property. The exhibit also relates information about the British Royal Family’s passion for all equestrian sports, then and now, the use of horses in World War I, and the activity of British suffragettes at the start of the 20th century.

October 14, 11 AM - 3 PM
Hays-Heighe House