Let’s start at the very beginning- a very good place to start!

In 1940, Oscar Hammerstein moved to bucolic Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA, his once promising career in doubt. Less than a year later, Richard Rodgers stopped in looking for a new partner. Of course, he found one. Over the next 19 years, Rodgers and Hammerstein produced a slew of American classics, including: Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King & I and The Sound of Music. Most of the words and lyrics for these shows, were written by Oscar, at Highland Farm. He also taught Stephen Sondheim, “more about songwriting and the musical theater than most people learn in a lifetime,” right there, beside the meadow, where a bright golden haze once shown.

Now, Highland Farm’s future is in doubt, along with the linkage to the history it holds. In 2006, the historic property was approved for an unthinkable 4-lot subdivision. But, with the help of people like you, and the thousands of notes, letters, petitions and social media postings, Oscar Hammerstein’s Highland Farm, Inc., has finally won permission to use the property as a museum. But the fight is not over. Saving Highland Farm from the “steady march of progress” still hinges on your generosity. Will you please help us take advantage of this opportunity, with a donation, now? Don’t let the subdivision happen!

Your gift today is tax-deductible and will affix your name to the legacy of Oscar Hammerstein forever. Your generosity will help preserve and protect the historic property and honor the legacy it represents. Your donation today will help save the place where Stephen Sondheim was set on course to write West Side Story, Follies, Sweeny Todd, Company and so many more. Your kind gift will pave the way for an Oscar Hammerstein museum, theatre and theatre education center, in his adopted hometown. And, with your help, Highland Farm will enjoy a new beginning, a very good place to start.

This is our first Annual Appeal! Please make your donation today so we can reach our goal of $500,000 by December 31, 2016!

Let’s start at the very beginning- a very good place to start!

Download printable Appeal Letter with donation form HERE  or donate via PayPal (Credit Cards Accepted) by clicking the Donate button.