2018 Public Program Calendar

We hope to see you at an event in 2018. Please contact info@vaughanhomestead.org if you questions.   

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2018 Public Program Calendar

We hope to see you at an event in 2018. Please contact info@vaughanhomestead.org if you questions.   

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3/25/16: VWHH Receives New Grant Support

VWHH AWARDED $5,000 FROM BANGOR SAVINGS BANK FOUNDATION FOR BRIDGES RESTORATION PROJECT March 2017: Many thanks to the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation for their generous $5,000 gift to VWHH. The award will support repairs to the 1930 High Arch Bridge set to begin early this summer. Learn More About the

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Bridges Named “Endangered Historic Site”

VAUGHAN WOODS’ BRIDGES – ONE OF MAINE’S MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC SITES Among the 10 sites chosen in 2015 for Maine Preservation’s “Most Endangered Historic Sites” was Vaughan Woods, whose seven historic stone arch bridges (ca. 1900-1930) are all in need of restoration. Read the full story and donate to the

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Archives Reveal Wartime Stories

HOMESTEAD ARCHIVES REVEAL WARTIME STORIES OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT, SERVED & WAITED AT HOME Read the full story in this Kennebec Journal article.

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November/December Newsletter

Read the November/December Newsletter or take a look at Back issues.

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Bridge Closing

Uncle Sam’s Bridge was built in 1900 by 13-year Samuel Vaughan and his father William Warren Vaughan. Having withstood countless floods and thousand of visitors in over a century of use, the bridge was deemed unsafe by engineers this October. Upon this news, the Homestead posted the bridge as CLOSED

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Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Over 30 people braved the cold temperatures and impending blizzard on Valentine’s Day to play outside with us!  There was a snow shoeing adventure with Maine Master Naturalists Karen, Sue and Judy in the morning, and the sled hill was all packed down for an afternoon sledding party. Many thanks

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Hall-Dale Sixth Grade Visits For The 27th Year!

In 1987 Diana Vaughan Gibson invited Hallowell school children to the Homestead, her private residence, to learn about local history. The visit began a tradition that continues today. Hall-Dale sixth grade’s field trip on October 15, 2014 marked the 27th year of the “History & Stewardship Day” at the Homestead.

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Fall Foliage peaks in the Woods

Early October is the very best time to catch peak fall foliage in the Vaughan Woods. Don’t forget that on busy weekends and holidays, ample parking is available at the Farmingdale trailhead behind Hall-Dale High School on Maple Street. Trailhead Map & Woods Guidelines

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