• Stewardship

    Public access to the historic trails within the Vaughan Woods nature preserve is made possible by the stewardship efforts of community...

  • Education

    School visits, interpretive walks, lectures, and workshops occur throughout the year in the Vaughan Woods and at the Homestead.

  • Community

    Annual community events like the Spring Maypole Dance, Fall Harvest Celebration, Winter Sledding Contest and Summer Old Hallowell Day...

  • 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

Wild Meadow Interpretive Walk: June 27

Have you ever stopped to really look at an old pasture field? Did you know that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different kinds of grasses...

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Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: July 3 – August 28

The Harlow Gallery and the Vaughan Homestead present an outdoor exhibition of sculpture on the grounds of the Vaughan Homestead from July 3 to...

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Author Talk By Thomas Hubka: July 11

The stately and beautiful connected farm buildings made by nineteenth-century New Englanders stand today as a living expression of a rural culture,...

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Summer Movies On The Lawn: July 25 & August 22

Date night? We've got you covered! Grab your sweetie or your best pals and your lawn chairs and blankets. What could be more fun on a summer night...

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2015 Public Program Schedule

For your fridge - download our public program schedule here! 2015ScheduleVH ***Date Change: please note that the July movie on the lawn has...

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Bridge Closing

Uncle Sam's Bridge was built in 1900 by 13-year Samuel Vaughan and his father William Warren Vaughan. Having withstood countless floods and thousand...

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