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A Special Visit from Libby Family Descendants

On August 5, 2017, four great-grandchildren of J.R. Libby visited the Mansion with twelve members of their family. Ellen Libby Hyde, Katharine Libby Stuka, Anne Libby Dontonville, and Daniel B. Libby are the children of the late Daniel B. Libby and his wife Katherine Jordan Libby, both of whom passed away in 2015. The late Dan Libby [...]

A Special Visit from Libby Family Descendants 2017-08-17T14:07:28+00:00

Save the Date: Victorian Fair September 10, 2017

The much anticipated 3rd biennial Victorian Fair at Victoria Mansion will feature more interactive exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities than ever before. This year's offerings will include 19th century blacksmithing demonstrations, Civil War reenactors,  a Punch & Judy show, phrenology demonstrations, the Kotzschmar Junior organ, and much, much more! The fair will begin at 11:00am [...]

Save the Date: Victorian Fair September 10, 2017 2017-08-17T13:43:27+00:00

7th Annual Opera at the Mansion

On July 17, the Mansion once again reverberated with glorious singing when it hosted the 7th annual Opera at the Mansion, a joint benefit with Opera Maine (formerly PORTopera).  We introduced a new format for the evening that was very successful. Before the concert, more than sixty attendees gathered under the Mansion's tent on the lawn to enjoy wine, cocktails, and delicious hors [...]

7th Annual Opera at the Mansion 2017-08-17T13:37:21+00:00

Visitation in Full Swing at the Mansion

We're right at the height of tourist season at Victoria Mansion, welcoming visitors from Pennsylvania to the Philippines! We're so pleased that so many travelers from around the world have taken the time to sign our guestbook. Here are a few of the comments we've seen so far: "The house has such an exciting history! What [...]

Visitation in Full Swing at the Mansion 2017-08-17T13:15:21+00:00

Remembering Our Friend, Alice Dwyer Ross

It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of our friend and former Museum Shop Buyer and Manager, Alice Dwyer Ross. Alice passed away surrounded by her family on June 6 after a battle with cancer. Her memorial service was held on June 19 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. She is survived by her children [...]

Remembering Our Friend, Alice Dwyer Ross 2017-07-10T13:50:16+00:00

Renovations in the Carriage House Museum Shop

Recent visitors to the Mansion may have noticed the new glass paneled doors of the Carriage House Museum Shop. What was predicted to be a straightforward installation proved to be more complicated, as the old wooden doors, badly in need of updating, produced a considerable amount of rot underneath the granite thresholds of the shop's [...]

Renovations in the Carriage House Museum Shop 2017-07-10T13:44:42+00:00

Reception Suite Conservation Update: Recent Grant Finances Phase Two in Full

Last month, the Mansion was awarded a generous grant of $25,000 from the Davis Family Foundation, completing the financing for the second phase of our major conservation project in the Reception Suite. The Davis grant, along with support from the Robert Trulaske, Jr. Foundation, the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Foundation, the [...]

Reception Suite Conservation Update: Recent Grant Finances Phase Two in Full 2017-07-10T13:32:44+00:00

Upcoming 7th Annual Opera at the Mansion: Get Your Tickets Now!

On Monday, July 17, the Mansion will host its 7th annual joint benefit with Opera Maine(formerly PORTopera), Opera at the Mansion. This year's offering will feature the casts of Opera Maine's productions of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata and  Jack Perla's An American Dream. The evening will begin with complimentary wine, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres under the tent on the Mansion's private lawn before [...]

Upcoming 7th Annual Opera at the Mansion: Get Your Tickets Now! 2017-07-10T13:51:27+00:00

Allagash Victoria Ale 2017 Premiere Recap

This year's Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere was a great success! Despite fears of rain, it was a beautiful night to take in live music from Mansion newcomers The MisAdventures, and enjoy signature ales from Allagash Brewing along with craft beverages from Green Bee and Maine Mead Works on the Mansion's private lawn. Allagash founder Rob Tod presented Executive Director Tom Johnson and [...]

Allagash Victoria Ale 2017 Premiere Recap 2017-07-10T13:20:21+00:00

Admissions and Shop Sales Up in the First Month of the 2017 Season!

In just the first month of the 2017 season, the Mansion has already welcomed almost 1,700 visitors (up about 200 people or 13.5 percent) and shop sales have increased an incredible 71 percent from May of 2016! With cruise ship and bus tour season approaching, we expect to welcome many, many more visitors from across [...]

Admissions and Shop Sales Up in the First Month of the 2017 Season! 2017-06-12T14:02:46+00:00