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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Save the date for these upcoming special theme tours! The third Tuesday of each month of the season, Victoria Mansion staff members offer up a more in depth look at aspects of the Mansion not usually covered on a typical house tour. If you missed May's theme tour on Victorian Entertaining, look forward to June [...]
Much has happened with our major conservation project in the Reception Suite since our last update in April. After completing the cleaning of the ceiling decoration, the conservators sprayed a layer of stable, synthetic resin to preserve and protect the original surfaces. Then, on top of this barrier, they inpainted losses in the ochre-colored areas [...]
We were so pleased with the turnout for last Friday's Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere! Luckily the weather held up and guests enjoyed tastings of Allagash ale, mead from Maine Mead Works, and soft drinks from Green Bee Craft Beverages, along with great live music from The MisAdventures. All in all, we raised over $18,000 to [...]
On Sunday, May 14 from 1:00-4:00 Victoria Mansion will host an antique and vintage teacup sale to benefit educational programs at the Mansion. Each $5 teacup purchased pays for two students to visit the Mansion free of charge. This event will be held rain or shine, so bring your mom, bring your friends, bring yourself, [...]
No visit to Victoria Mansion is complete without stopping in at the Carriage House Museum Shop. In the off-season, Museum Shop Manager and Buyer Patti Chase was busy preparing the shop and its new merchandise for visitors to peruse and enjoy. The shop has also undergone a bit of a face lift, with some changes [...]
The Mansion's 2016-2017 Annual Report is now available! The report includes up-to-date information on the previous fiscal year, including updates on restoration, development, education, curatorial, events, and the Carriage House Museum Shop. The report also includes short biographies on the team of talented artisans who have worked on the Mansion over the years, including conservator [...]