• Stewardship

    Built between 1900 and 1930 by William Warren Vaughan and crew, the historic Vaughan Woods trails within the 197-acre nature preserve are...

  • 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

1870s Vaughan Paintings in “Art of Katahdin” Exhibition

Ellen Twisleton Vaughan was both a painter and an adventurer. Her paintings, inspired by canoe camping trips in the Northwoods of Maine during the...

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Fall Curator Talks

Homestead curator, Ron Kley, presents 200 years of Maine and Hallowell history through the lens of one family and their archival collection. The...

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Hunting/Fishing Exhibit: October 2014

Fall hunting season has begun, as evidenced by the gunshots heard from the Homestead porch each morning from the river. Stop by the Hubbard Free...

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Hall-Dale Sixth Grade Visits For The 27th Year!

In 1987 Diana Vaughan Gibson invited Hallowell school children to the Homestead, her private residence, to learn about local history. The visit began...

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Fall Foliage peaks in the Woods

Early October is the very best time to catch peak fall foliage in the Vaughan Woods. Don't forget that on busy weekends and holidays, ample parking...

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Fall Celebration Fun for All

A fun day was had by all at our annual Fall Celebration. Over 80 people came out to picnic, bake donuts over the fire, listen to live fiddle music,...

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