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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.

 

Neighborhood Event: Family Movie on the Lawn

IMG_5434Saturday, 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 info@vaughanhomestead.org

Garden Party: Saturday, June 25 from 5-8 p.m.

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:

May 7: Mystwood Adventure at Vaughan Homestead

LARPing at the Vaughan Homestead Saturday, May 7th

HDHS LARP 2015 (3)Hall-Dale High School’s Robotics Team is hosting a Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) event 10am to 2pm on Saturday, May 7th, at the Vaughan Homestead at 2 Litchfield Road in Hallowell, Maine. The event is a fundraiser for the school’s robotics team REM Delta Prime Robotics. There will be a scripted adventure set in the realm of Mystwood for players aged 14 and up, as well as a mini- adventure and activities suitable for families with children in elementary and middle school. Concessions will be available on the premises. Parking location will be dependent on weather conditions the week before the event. A short walk may be necessary if the field used for parking at the Vaughan Homestead is not useable. Please visit REM Delta Prime Robotics current events page online for instructions closer to the date of the event: http://www.deltaprimerobotics.com/current-events

What is LARPing?

Larping is an awesome, slightly nerdy sport that’s been around since the 1970s. Typically, larpers dress in costumes and wield homemade padded weapons, known as “boffers,” in simulated hand-to-hand combat with varying degrees of role-playing.

Mystwood Adventure Schedule (ages 14 and up only – Pre register at:   https://www.facebook.com/events/904679359580672/ )

10 AM Check in
10:30-11 – Anticipated Start
1 – Anticipated Conclusion.
12-2pm Concessions open for lunch

Children and Family Schedule

Activities ongoing from 10 AM to 2 PM


REM Delta Prime is a member of  FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Delta Prime needs to raise over $20,000 each year to enter and participate in the competitions, many of which are out of state.

For more information: William Fahy, Student PR coordinator for Delta Prime Robotics at info@deltaprimerobotics.com, www.deltaprimerobotics.com OR Karen Giles, Lead Mentor at kgiles@deltaprimerobotics.com.

Maypole Dance: May 1

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. 

Schedule

10:30 – 12:30
Lawn Games, Picnicking, Fiddle Music

11:00
Maypole Dance

Diana Vaughan Gibson Memorial Scholarship

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