Gearing up for a Currier & Ives Christmas at Victoria Mansion!

Designers have been hard at work decking the halls for our 33rd annual Christmas season, with this year's theme of A Currier & Ives Christmas at Victoria Mansion, opening on November 25th. We welcome back Dan Hatt (decorating the Mansion's Stair Hall), Gail Diamon from Dodge the Florist (Dining Room), Dan Kennedy of Harmon's & Barton's [...]

Gearing up for a Currier & Ives Christmas at Victoria Mansion! 2017-04-11T14:18:53+00:00

Director of Education & Visitor Services Lucinda Hannington to Speak at Portland Ballet’s Victorian Nutcracker

This year, as part of Victoria Mansion's expanded partnership with Portland Ballet, Director of Education & Visitor Services Lucinda Hannington will be speaking to audiences at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center and Merrill Auditorium prior to productions of the Victorian Nutcracker on December 17, 18, and 23. The mini-lecture will provide contextual information about the [...]

Director of Education & Visitor Services Lucinda Hannington to Speak at Portland Ballet’s Victorian Nutcracker 2017-04-11T14:13:37+00:00

2016: Our Biggest Visitation Year So Far By a Landslide!

As we gear up for our 33rd Christmas season, we reflect on the incredible growth in admissions and development in 2016 thus far. We have already seen a total of 27,346 people this year from May 1 to October 31, an increase of about 22% or 6,500 people as of the end of the regular [...]

2016: Our Biggest Visitation Year So Far By a Landslide! 2017-04-11T14:05:27+00:00

Reception Suite Conservation Begins!

Work is already underway on our most ambitious interior conservation effort yet undertaken in the Mansion. With every inch of the walls and ceilings elaborately decorated, the Reception Suite is arguably the most impressive space in the house. In preparation for the paint conservation project,  we have taken away all the furnishings and placed the portraits [...]

Reception Suite Conservation Begins! 2017-04-11T13:56:19+00:00