IT’S A WELCOME HOME PARTY!
Please join us in welcoming back the newly conserved Vaughan Family Portrait in an informal evening of talks and refreshments in the garden pavilion followed by an open house on Saturday, August 19; 4-7 pm..
- Special Guest Speaker: Matthew Hargraves, Chief Curator of Art Collections at the Yale Center for British Art.
- Meet the Conservators – learn what they discovered!
- Tour the Homestead’s Eclectic Art Collection
- Enjoy Food & Drink
- View The 1754 Vaughan Family Portrait
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: $20/Person
RESERVE ONLINE or call (207) 622-9831
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council &
event sponsorship from the Kennebec Savings Bank.
This program is FULL. If you are interested in having us schedule this walk again, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancient Roman architecture, the King of France, buried treasure, a wizard, a ghost, a lost tunnel, the fight for the Great Falls . . . hear local legends, family lore, and the actual true story of Vaughan Woods on this 2-hour walking tour. Also, learn about the history of the stone bridges and the ongoing restoration project.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Group size is limited. Sign-up is required. No Fee.
The program will begin at Vaughan Homestead promptly at 10 a.m.. Participants may arrive a few minutes early and meet under the Garden Pavilion. Parking is available at the Homestead at 2 Litchfield Road. Please be prepared to be walking for up to 2-hours. The terrain is easy to moderate and the pace will be slow.
TO SIGN UP: email email@example.com or call (207) 622-9831.
2017 Dates: July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Group Size: maximum of 10.
Reservations Required: Call (207) 622-9831 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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:
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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 622-9831.
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