Upcoming Exhibits

  • Unclassified: The Military Kid Art Show

    Military children and youth (ages 5 to 25) who currently live in Harford County are invited to submit their own framed art to be displayed at the House while the exhibit is in place. The exhibit will be on view February 2nd through March 13th, 2015.

    If you are interested in submitting artwork, please email haysheighe@harford.edu, or call 443-412-2539.

    To Submit Art Work

    Please come to the Hays-Heighe House on January 12, 3-6 p.m. or January 13, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to submit your artwork. If you cannot submit your work on the scheduled dates of January 12 or 13, call 443-412-2539 to make special arrangements to submit artwork. The deadline for submission is January 16.

    Art work must be two-dimensional, framed, and ready to hang. Matting is not required, but recommended. Paintings, drawings, photography, digital media (created with computer software), and mixed media are acceptable. Pieces may not exceed 14x17 in size, but can be oriented either portrait or landscape. Please do not submit more than two pieces per person. The Hays-Heighe House reserves the right to decide on final show pieces based on availability of space and appropriateness of content. All artwork must be identified by the following:

    • First and last name of the artist
    • Current age of artist (5-25 years old)
    • Title of the art piece
    • Brief description of artwork
    • Media of artwork
    • Year of creation of artwork
    • School grade of student, if currently enrolled in school or college

Current Exhibit

  • The Racehorse, the Royals, and the Writer: The Legacy of Herman B.Duryea

    On view now until January1 6, 2015

    Open exhibit hours:
    Tuesdays, 1-3 pm
    Fridays, 10 am - 12 pm
    Closed: December 24 - January 4 for Winter Break

    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.

Past Exhibits

  • War of 1812: Bicentennial Observance Exhibit

  • Faces of Freedom: The Upper Chesapeake, Maryland, and Beyond

    What does freedom mean to you? This exhibit brings to life the stories of documented individuals who sought or fought for freedom and whose lives engage and inspire. The Faces of Freedom initiative commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Maryland Constitution of 1864, which ended slavery in the state.

    Faces of Freedom was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the performance, lectures, films and discussions do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.

  • Beauty in Sport: Celebrating Black Jockeys in Harford County, Maryland and Beyond

  • House and Home

    This National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibition explores the concept of what makes a house a home. Complete with one hundred objects and interactive components.

  • Made by Hand