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.
Email email@example.com or call (207) 622-9831.
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.
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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 email@example.com
Call (207) 622-9831 to reserve space today. Last tour: 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 30.
Prepare to Be Fascinated!
See history come to life in a self-guided tour of our 200 year-old grounds, enjoy refreshments and relax while enjoying a stunning view of the Kennebec River from the Homestead porch. See plein air artists at work in the gardens and around the house, participate in the silent wet paint auction and purchase raffle tickets to bid on unique handmade and local items.
Musical Performance: Ken Labrecque, classical guitar
Participating Artists: Chris Cart, Helene Farrar, Jen Paisley, & Ellen Gibson
Cash Bar Services: by The Quarry Tap Room
Ticket Reservations Are Closed (as of 6/25/16). Tickets will be available at the gate for $15/person on first-come first-served basis. Proceeds from this event will support free public programming and stewardship of Vaughan Woods.
Host Committee: Chris & Erica Asch, Gerry & Wendy Mahoney, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Carolyn Nolin, Anne Young, Sylvie Charon, Nona Thompson, Diane Maillet, Jeff Wainoris, & Karen Simpson.
This event is sponsored in part by:
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
The Diana 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.
Applications for 2016 are due on April 15. Please see submission information in the application materials below:
2016.DG Memorial Scholarship application