News 2017-04-04T14:00:50+00:00


Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grant

In September, the Mansion was awarded a prestigious IMLS grant for the Museums of America program. The grant will partially fund the restoration of  the original painted finishes of the walls and ceilings of the Reception Room, part [...]

A Visit from Ellen Libby Lawrence

Ellen Libby Lawrence, the sole surviving grandchild of J.R. Libby, visited the Mansion in late August with her son Franklin, a former Mansion trustee. A generous supporter of Victoria Mansion for decades, Ellen has donated [...]

A Currier & Ives Christmas at Victoria Mansion

It's never too early to start planning for Christmas here at the Mansion! Plans began in March to create a nostalgic wonderland for this year's Christmas season. Look forward to designs inspired by the illustrious [...]

Cruise Ship Season is Underway!

It's that time of year again when Portland welcomes thousands of international visitors and the cruise ship season kicks into high gear. This year, the city will host 28 ships in September and 18 ships [...]

Docent Outing: Sunset Cruise

Last Thursday, August 4th, Mansion staff and docents enjoyed a lovely sunset cruise on Casco Bay. It was just a small way to thank everyone for all the great work they do. We are hoping [...]

The Mansion Featured in the New York Times

The Mansion was recently featured in the New York Times article, "36 Hours in Portland, Maine" on July 28th. We are in fantastic company with the Portland Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Longfellow House, Central [...]

Admissions Up 20%!

The 2016 season is underway and it is our busiest yet with admission up by 20%! The Mansion has been visited by over 10,500 people this season alone, including bus tours and visitors from all [...]

Keeping the Mansion Green

We want to thank Portland Greendrinks, a volunteer-managed social networking group,  for their micro-grant to install bike racks at the Mansion. Portland Greendrinks is dedicated to creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable community by supporting local [...]

PORTopera in Review

We are happy to report that our sixth year of partnering with PORTopera proved a resounding success! Last week, members and friends enjoyed an unforgettable evening of performances set against the stunning backdrop of the [...]

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