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Tuesday Tours: July – August

2017 Dates: July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Fee: $10/person
Group Size: maximum of 10. 
Reservations Required: Call (207) 622-9831 or email reservations@vaughanhomestead.org 
Information: The house tour will take approximately 1-1.5 hours. Following the tour, visitors may take a self-guided tour around the grounds and through the historic Colonial Revival Garden. Visitors may also choose to time their trip such that they also visit the historic walking trails of the Vaughan Woods nature preserve, immediately adjacent to the house. 

Garden Party: Saturday, June 24 from 5-8 p.m.

Come Celebrate with Us!

We’re throwing a party to celebrate our new Garden Pavilion and the first phase of restoration to the 1930 High Arch Bridge! Kick up your heels to some old-time dance music, peruse historical exhibits or sit back and enjoy the early summer splendor of the garden. Bid on unique handmade and local items in our raffle auction and partake in delicious food and drink in the company of your friends and neighbors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets will be available at the gate for $20/person as long as parking is available.
(children 12 and under are free)  Reservations closed at 10 p.m. on Friday night. 

For questions call (207) 622-9831 between 8:30 and 4:00 p.m. 

Host Committee: Chris & Erica Asch, George Gibson & Linda Johns, Gail Wippelhauser & Bob McIntire, Gerry & Wendy Mahoney, Carolyn Nolin, Roger & Carol Pomerleau, and Maureen Druin & Matt Scease

Proceeds will support free public programming and the multi-phase Vaughan Bridges Restoration Project.

This event is sponsored in part by:

Diana Vaughan Gibson Memorial Scholarship

The Diana Vaughan Gibson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to Hall-Dale students in grades 6-8 by Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead, encourages and celebrates exploration of the arts, environmental stewardship, and global awareness through attendance at a summer learning program.

Diana is pictured above, 5th from the stern, in the Beaver Camp Varsity War Canoe in 1932. She was a lifelong supporter of outdoor recreation and educational programs and deeply connected to the Hallowell community. For over two decades, throughout the 1980s and 90s, she invited Hall-Dale students to visit her private home, the historic Vaughan Homestead, to learn about Maine History. Hall-Dale students continue to visit the Homestead now that it is a non-profit educational institution. Diana’s legacy is also honored by this scholarship for Hall-Dale students through VWHH.

Applications for 2017 are due on May 22. Please see submission information in the application materials below:  

DG Memorial Scholarship application 2017

 

5/7/17: Neighborhood Event – Maypole Dance & Spring Celebration

Calling all Hallowell and Farmingdale area friends who are ready for spring!! Pack up a picnic lunch, put on your favorite spring duds, collect your friends and neighbors and come on down to Vaughan Homestead between 10:30 to 12:30 on Sunday, May 7 for a good ol’fashioned community Maypole dance! Make a May crown, learn the Maypole dance, play lawn games, listen to live music, and enjoy picnicking on the lawn overlooking the Kennebec River.

No Fee or Registration Required

Parking will be available at the Homestead

This event is sponsored in part by: 

3/25/16: VWHH Receives New Grant Support

VWHH AWARDED $5,000 FROM BANGOR SAVINGS BANK FOUNDATION FOR BRIDGES RESTORATION PROJECT

March 2017: Many thanks to the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation for their generous $5,000 gift to VWHH. The award will support repairs to the 1930 High Arch Bridge set to begin early this summer.

Learn More About the Bridges Project

VWHH RECIEVES PRESERVATION GRANT

January 2017: Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead was awarded a grant from The Belvedere Historical Preservation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation in the amount of $8,900. The award will support the second year of the Homestead’s Rooftop Repair Project scheduled to take place in the spring and summer of 2017. The project is critical in addressing serious water-damage issues which could impact the historic collection of the Homestead. To contribute to the project: Donate Now.  

10/23/16: Annual Fall Gathering

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | No reservations required

Attention Homestead neighbors and Hallowell-area friends! Please join us for our fourth annual Fall Gathering! Pack up a picnic lunch, put on your favorite fall sweater and come on down to the Homestead. Make donuts over an open fire, play lawn games, listen to live music and celebrate fall with us!

*This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 22, but was moved to Sunday the 23rd due to predicted rain on Saturday.

Questions?
Email info@vaughanhomestead.org or call (207) 622-9831.

11/5/16: Public Art Tour

1-Hour Tours Beginning at 1:00, 1:30, 2:15, 2:45 & 3:30 | $15/person

The tour will weave throughout the house, showcasing a seven generation collection of historical prints and portraits as well as modern art and sculpture. Also on view will be 19th – 20th century original works by women of the Vaughan family. A special look will also be taken at the 1754 “Vaughan Conversation Piece,” which is slated for conservation work in 2017. The collection spans over 200 years and offers a unique lens on American history.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:
Email reservations@vaughanhomestead.org or call (207) 622-9831.