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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking and Directions
Check out a sampling of our eclectic ceramics collection.
A collection of classic children’s books and toys from the closets and drawers of Vaughan Homestead are now on exhibit in the Children’s section of the Hubbard Library.
For your fridge – download our public program schedule here!