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Efforts Continue To Save Oscar Hammerstein's Bucks County Farm

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) -- Efforts continue in Doylestown to preserve the home of music legend Oscar Hammerstein, as additional plans for the property were unveiled on Friday, along with a sampling from an off-Broadway production to benefit the project.

The goal is to turn Highland Farm into a museum commemorating Oscar Hammerstein of "Rogers and Hammerstein."

Temple Alumna, and Billboard top 100 recording artist, Doreen Taylor, says when she heard the home where Hammerstein penned "Oklahoma," "The Sound of Music," and "Carousel" was in danger of being paved over, she reached out to see how she could help.

Oscar Hammerstein Farm
An overview of the plans for the farm. Credit: CBS

"When I heard about I said, 'This is just ludicrous, this is history. If you don't preserve this, what do you preserve?'" she said.

Taylor's off-Broadway docudrama "An Enchanted Evening with Oscar Hammerstein" will run Dec, 8 through Dec. 17 in Midtown Manhattan, with all proceeds going to the Hammerstein Center project.

Taylor showed off a song, singing in the living room of the home where the song was written.

"Am I singing this for him? Is he here with me? It was overwhelming, it was very a transcendent moment in that song for me right now," she said.

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