Spring is in the air!

Most of the winter weather has gone away and there are a few hints of spring in the air. One of the last rain and wind storms damaged two large evergreen trees on the front lawn of the House. More than 100 years old, the trees had internal rotting and couldn't withstand the inclement weather. But pieces of the tree will be preserved and used to document and add to our knowledge of the history of the House.

One of the fallen trees with the spring house in the background. 

The spring house is one of the projects that students from the Building Preservation & Restoration program worked on in past years. Several of their projects, along with the work of current HCC students will be showcased in our annual exhibit of student work.

We are excited to display projects in which students have used the Hays-Heighe House as inspiration. Join us after spring break, when the new exhibit will open. You'll be able to see a variety of projects and maybe get inspired yourself to use the House as a theme for your next assignment!

Check back on our blog for more information on the exhibit opening and other special events.