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Calling All Students!

September 01, 2015

Be sure to put the Hays-Heighe House on your list of places to check out at OwlFest on Tuesday, September 15th Stop by anytime between 12 and 3 p.m. There will be snacks!

Walk through the House and see our exhibit of cartoons and artwork titled Peb, at a Gallop. “Peb” is Pierre Bellocq, renowned equestrian and political cartoonist, and we will have more than 50 pieces of his artwork and cartoons on display. Don’t miss the chance to see the cartoon Peb created in support of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, after a terrorist attack on its offices.

Peb at a Gallop: The Art of Pierre Bellocq [Exhibit Opening]

August 05, 2015

Exhibit Opening Date: September 10
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Hays-Heighe House

View more than 50 cartoons created by the renowned equestrian and political cartoonist!
Peb at a Gallop

Pierre Bellocq to Receive Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism

July 14, 2015

Pierre Bellocq, the renowned equestrian and political cartoonist known as Peb, will receive the fourth Robert & Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism on the evening of Friday, October 2, at Harford Community College.

The award is presented by the Hays-Heighe House, a public history site located at Harford Community College.

Honoring Peb: An Evening of Art & Conversation (EVENT)

July 14, 2015

DATE: October 2, 2015
TIME: 6-7 PM Hays-Heighe House
7 PM Chesapeake Dining Room

View an exhibit of Pierre Bellocq's (Peb) work from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Hays-Heighe House’s galleries. The event moves to the Chesapeake Center Dining Room at 7 p.m. for the award presentation and a conversation with Peb as he reflects on his life and work.

Tickets are $30 per person and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine and may be purchased online (click here). Proceeds benefit the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College. Additional information about the event is available by calling 443-412-2539 or emailing

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Voices of Change: Social Protest Through the Arts & Humanities

June 22, 2015

Voices of ChangeThe Maryland Humanities Council has awarded a grant of $9,750 to support an exhibit and related programming at the Hays-Heighe House in FY16. The title of the exhibit is: “Voices of Change: Social Protest Through the Arts & Humanities.”

Using exhibits and programs, the project will stimulate thought and discussion about the ways that music, literature, and visual arts have intersected with moments of social protest in the United States in the modern era. It is organized around four themes: war/peace; labor/economic justice; civil and human rights; and environmental issues.

Guest curators for the exhibit are Jeffrey Ball (lead curator), Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Benny Russell and Colleen Webster.


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