Christmas Gala 2016 Recap

This year's annual Christmas Gala, held on November 30, offered a combination of cherished traditions  with a few new features to delight the over 225 guests that attendend. Along with previewing the recently started conservation work in the Reception Room, guests enjoyed food generously donated by the Cumberland Club, signature cocktails, and a raffle for a [...]

2nd Annual Docent Art Show

Friday, December 2, Victoria Mansion hosted its second annual volunteer and staff art show in conjunction with Portland's monthly First Friday Art Walk. The gallery exhibit in the second floor of the Carriage House featured a variety of work by seven of our docents. Oil paintings, water colors, photography, mixed media, and textiles were all displayed to [...]

Curator to Lecture in New York City

Curator Arlene Palmer Schwind will present a lecture to the Victorian Society New York  on Thursday, December 15, which will be held at the English Speaking Union.  Titled "Giuseppe Guidicini: New York Opera Houses and Theatres," her talk will explore the role of the Mansion's artist in creating the Italian style that came to dominate [...]