Oscar Hammerstein contributed his words to over 800 songs, a gift that continues to be enjoyed the world over through films and stage productions like The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, Show Boat, Oklahoma! and South Pacific.
Making Musical Theater History in Bucks County
Highland Farm, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was Oscar's residence for the last 20 years of his life. This is the place that inspired much of Hammerstein’s greatest musical and humanitarian work. It's also where he forged his legendary partnership with Richard Rodgers and mentored a young Stephen Sondheim. Oscar gave generously to this community; now it is our turn to return the favor.
A developer is poised to subdivide Oscar’s historic Highland Farm property into residential lots. We have launched a campaign, #SaveOscarsHome, to preserve this uniquely American landmark, but the clock is ticking.
REALIZING THE VISION
Our vision for Highland Farm is exciting and clear. Along with the existing Michener Museum, Mercer Museum, Fonthill, and Pearl S. Buck International, the Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) will provide the musical exclamation point for Bucks County’s cultural landscape — a destination for generations of Broadway fans and movie goers. The museum will celebrate Hammerstein’s work as a librettist, lyricist and humanitarian...