Garden Party Payment

$20/Person To pay online please make a payment via our Donate page. To pay by check please mail checks to: 2 Litchfield Rd., Hallowell, ME 04347 Attn: Garden Party

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Rural Socrates Speaker Series Payment

$20/Person To pay online please make a payment via our Support page  To pay by check please mail checks to: 2 Litchfield Rd., Hallowell, ME 04347 Attn: Reservations

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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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Stewardship

Public access to the historic trails within Vaughan Woods nature preserve is made possible by the stewardship efforts of community volunteers, local students, Scout groups, and the Maine Conservation Corp. These many hands keep alive the tradition begun by William Warren Vaughan, who spent a lifetime building and maintaing the trails.

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Education

School visits, interpretive walks, lectures, and workshops occur throughout the year in the Vaughan Woods and at the Homestead.

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Community

Annual community events like the Spring Maypole Dance, Fall Harvest Celebration, Winter Sledding Contest and Summer Old Hallowell Day Festivities welcome the public to become part of the story of the Vaughan Homestead.

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