This program is FULL. We are no longer accepting reservations.
The Vaughan Conversation Piece: Conserving a 1754 Portrait, Part 1
6:00 – 8:00 pm| $20/person
6:00 pm: Art Tour & Refreshments
Preceding the talk, guests are invited to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and drinks and mingle with docents in an informal tour of the Homestead’s eclectic art collection.
7:00 pm: Conservators’ Talk
Professional painting conservator Nina Roth-Wells and frame conservator Johanna Moore will join curators Ron Kley and Jane Radcliffe in a discussion of the 1754 “Vaughan Conversation Piece,” a well-preserved example of 18th century portraiture not usually found in the U.S.. The talk will focus on the history, theory, ethics and practice of art conservation and frame making as related to this special piece. Part two of the talk will take place in 2017 following Roth-Wells’ and Moore’s conservation work.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Calling all willing workers! Please join us for a morning of trail work in Vaughan Woods followed by a barbecue at the Homestead. We will have jobs for adults and for families with children. We are also looking for some folks to help prepare the barbecue, so if trail work isn’t your thing, then we still have work for you!
Sign-up in advance is required so that work crews and the barbecue may be planned.
Email email@example.com or call (207) 622-9831 to sign up.
MANY THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF THE BARBECUE:
SCRUMMY AFTERS CANDY SHOPPE, CAUSE 4 PAWS & SLATES!
Saturday, September 10:
Hallowell area friends and neighbors are invited to join us for our third annual Family Movie on the Lawn. This year we will be showing the 1993 version of “The Secret Garden.” With its sweeping lawn and secret garden of its own, Vaughan Homestead is the perfect place to enjoy this classic family flick!
Watch the movie trailer on youtube.
7:30 – 9:00 p.m., gates open at 7:15.
Parking: Park just inside the Homestead gates (follow the signs) at 2 Litchfield Road. Handicapped accessible parking is available near the house. All parking is on first-come first-served basis.
What to bring: Something to sit on (beach blanket or folding chairs), blankets to keep warm, flashlights (the grounds are pretty dark), bug spray and snacks!
No fee or pre-registration, donations welcome
For more information/questions: Call 622-9831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Movie On The Lawn: September 10 featuring “The Secret Garden”
Community Woods Work Day: October 1, 2016
Fall Neighborhood Celebration: October 22, 2016
Details to Come . . .
Call (207) 622-9831 to reserve space today. Last tour: 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 30.
Pack up a picnic lunch, put on your dancing shoes and come on down to the Homestead between 10:30 and 12:30 to dance around the Maypole, listen to live music, picnic on the lawn with friends, and explore our historic gardens. No preregistration or fee.
10:30 – 12:30
Lawn Games, Picnicking, Fiddle Music
From squirt guns to stuffies to secret hiding places . . . discover the Homestead through the eyes of children. This hands-on interactive tour was created in part by kids and is for kids and adults alike.
Starting at 10 a.m. tours will begin on the 1/2 hour and will last approximately 60 minutes. Reservations are required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. The number of people in your party will determine which time slots are available. The tour is most appropriate for ages 5-12. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds before or after your tour.
For reservations or questions call (207) 622-9831 or email email@example.com.
Parking and Directions