• History

    This historic property, settled in 1794 in Hallowell, Maine, was home to seven generations of Vaughans. Today, in partnership with our...

  • Nature

    Historic stone bridges, scenic waterfalls, and other windows into the past not only earned the Vaughan Woods its local nickname...

  • Arts

    Whether its painting the Kennebec River from the Homestead porch, creating Andy Goldsworthy style nature sculptures in the Woods, or...

Connecting People to Place Through History, Nature, & the Arts

Special Visitors Have Arrived!

July 13, 2014: Citizen scientists spot monarchs in the milkweed patches in Heiffer Field just beyond the dam in the Vaughan Woods. While only a few...

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Garden Stage Series: Picnic Concerts & Movies on the Lawn

Introducing the Vaughan Homestead's 2014 "Garden Stage" series! You are invited to enjoy a sweeping view of the Kennebec as well as the Homestead's...

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Summer Newsletter

The Untold Story of the Vaughan Woods: How William Warren Vaughan Restored the Brook and Created the Trails and Bridges We Know Today - learn...

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Maine Conservation Corps in the Woods – July 2014

The Vaughan Homestead recently received a Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund (MOHF) grant for which proceeds from the sale of “Wild Bucks” instant...

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Citizen Scientist Species Monitoring: Spring – Fall 2014

Homestead volunteers are now contributing to the largest ever compilation of climate research in our country’s history, right here in the Vaughan...

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Amphibians Awake!

Despite the late spring, two salamanders and a leopard frog were spotted on our April 19 Vernal Pools Walk with local naturalists Sue Kistenmacher...

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