Keeping the Mansion Green

We want to thank Portland Greendrinks, a volunteer-managed social networking group,  for their micro-grant to install bike racks at the Mansion. Portland Greendrinks is dedicated to creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable community by supporting local organizations, businesses, and green initiatives. In these warm summer months we have seen a surge in bike tourism here at [...]

Allagash Brewing a Strong Partner with the Mansion

At the end of June, the Mansion's lawn was transformed as we welcomed more than 200 members and friends to the annual Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere. This has been a wonderful partnership and thanks to the generosity of this Portland-based company, Allagash Brewing raised $11,000 this year through sales of their signature Victoria Ale to [...]

PORTopera in Review

We are happy to report that our sixth year of partnering with PORTopera proved a resounding success! Last week, members and friends enjoyed an unforgettable evening of performances set against the stunning backdrop of the Mansion's well-preserved interiors. This joint benefit featured singers Robert Mellon, Adam Diegel, Kenneth Kellogg, and Maeve Höglund, from the cast [...]

First Ever History Day Camp a Success!

This year, Lucinda Hannington, our Director of Education and Visitors Services, teamed up with Kathleen Flynn-Neumann, the Manager of Education and Interpretive Programs at the Maine Historical Society for a History Camp tailored for middle school students. Over the course of a week participants explored life in the past with activities that ranged from discussions [...]

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Middle School Summer Camp

This July, Victoria Mansion is partnering with Maine Historical Society to offer a day camp for middle school students. Campers will learn about what goes on behind the scenes at a museum as well as social and artistic practices of the nineteenth century. In addition to the two host sites, there will be trips [...]