Parlor Passementerie on Display Under the Staircase

 Visitors to the Mansion are now enjoying an exhibit recently installed by Curator Arlene Palmer Schwind in a new lighted case under the stairs in the back of the stair hall.  It features the dazzling silk passementerie (trimmings) that originally embellished the window hangings in the Parlor.  Believed to have been made in Paris, these [...]

Parlor Passementerie on Display Under the Staircase 2017-04-11T14:52:52+00:00

2nd Annual Mourning at the Mansion

Our second annual "Mourning in the Mansion," once again captivated crowds with a themed tour about Victorian death practices accompanied by excerpts from Portland Ballet's production The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The event combined historical information on traditional mourning customs of the nineteenth century, as well as details about the several deaths and funerals that took [...]

2nd Annual Mourning at the Mansion 2017-04-11T14:33:51+00:00

New Air Handling System Uses Old Duct-work

This spring, Victoria Mansion is taking a great step forward in improving the care of our collections and the comfort of our visitors. Contractors are now hard at work in the basement putting the finishing touches on an air handling system. This system is at once state-of-the-art and low-tech. It will monitor the temperature and [...]

New Air Handling System Uses Old Duct-work 2017-04-12T12:23:00+00:00