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August 19: Annual Rural Socrates Speaker Series Presents: 262 Years Uncovered: The Conservation of a 1754 Portrait

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.

July 29, 2017: Vaughan Woods History Walk FULL

This program is FULL. If you are interested in having us schedule this walk again, please contact us at info@vaughanhomestead.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 reservations@vaughanhomestead.org or call (207) 622-9831. 

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:

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

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.