The Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theater Education Center
The Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theater Education Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded to raise funds to secure, purchase and restore historic Highland Farm, the Doylestown residence of Oscar Hammerstein II and his family for 20 years. Our ultimate vision is to build a museum to honor Oscar’s legacy open to the public, with a strong theatre education program that will provide underserved communities the opportunity to pursue their passions in theatre.
Highland Farm is the place where Hammerstein forged his legendary partnership with Richard Rodgers and that inspired many of their greatest musical works, including The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, Showboat, Oklahoma! and South Pacific. It is also the place where Oscar mentored a young Stephen Sondheim, and where he contributed to society by increasing our awareness of social issues and the need for tolerance of diversity.
Oscar Hammerstein’s message of inclusion and acceptance, so beautifully illustrated in many of his lyrics, is as relevant today as when he wrote these unforgettable songs. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we achieve our goal of raising funds to purchase, restore, and preserve Oscar Hammerstein’s former home and creative epicenter to make it accessible to people the world over.
To learn more, and to contribute to the effort to #SaveOscarsHome, please visit our website using the link below.