Home for the holidays!

Our volunteers turned the House into a festive home for the holidays! Our two open houses went very well; we saw almost 200 people in the two days!

There is still time left to stop by and view the decorations and learn more about the holiday! Our open hours are Tuesdays 1-3 and Fridays 10-Noon, and will continue until the college closes for break.

Open for the holidays!

The Hays-Heighe House is getting in the holiday spirit! Some of our volunteers helped out with a great decorating session and the House is starting to look festive.

Be sure to stop by on Tuesday, Dec. 7th from Noon to 6 p.m. for our Holiday Open House. We will have colonial music playing, light refreshments, and plenty of holiday cheer. Learn about the history of Christmas in America and the origins of modern traditions and celebrations.

Hope to see you there!

HCC and HHH in the news!

The Hays-Heighe House served as the background for the Military Appreciation ceremony at the College, and hosted the reception afterward.

You can view the segment on ABC news at the following link:


Did you know that the House has links to past military events as well? Members of the Hays family served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

Christmas Open House

We will be hosting a Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 7th, from Noon to 6 PM. Stop by to see the Colonial Revival-style decorations and learn more about the history of Christmas in early America. This is event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

If you want to help decorate the House for the holidays, please contact me to set up a time at one of our decorating sessions, during the week after Thanksgiving. 443.412.2495 or apersson@harford.edu

The house is open for visitors!

The Hays-Heighe House is now open to the campus community and to the public! Our open hours through the fall semester are Tuesdays, 1-3 PM and Fridays, 10 AM to Noon. Stop by to view the current exhibit, Made by Hand, or to look at the renovated historic 1808 building.