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 [...]

Upcoming Theme Tours

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 [...]

Reception Suite Conservation Update

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 [...]

Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere 2017

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 [...]

Mother’s Day Teacup Sale!

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, [...]

What’s New at the Carriage House Museum Shop

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 [...]

2016-2017 Annual Report Now Available

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 [...]

2017 Season Opens With A New Website

After a busy off-season including a few months of successful school tours (nearly 600 students visited the Mansion between February and April this year!), the Mansion officially opened to the public last Monday, May 1st, with admissions doubling those of last year's opening day. Some of you may have noticed  we also rolled out our [...]

April Reception Suite Conservation Update: Inpainting Begins!

Since December, we've been providing you newsletter updates of the project to conserve the spectacular ceiling and wall paintings in the Mansion's Reception Suite. While many other activities continue to go on-- particularly planning for the upcoming visitation season that commences May 1 (less than a month away!)-- the conservation work continues to amaze and [...]

Victoria Mansion Upcoming Annual Meeting

Victoria Mansion members are invited to join us at the Cumberland Club on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 for our Annual Meeting. The evening will commence at 5:00pm with refreshments and mingling, followed by a business meeting and the election of officers for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Following the meeting, we will be treated to a [...]