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


Curator to Lecture in New York City

Curator Arlene Palmer Schwind will present a lecture to the Victorian Society New York  on Thursday, December 15, which will be held at the English Speaking Union.  Titled "Giuseppe Guidicini: New York Opera Houses and [...]

Reception Suite Conservation Begins!

Work is already underway on our most ambitious interior conservation effort yet undertaken in the Mansion. With every inch of the walls and ceilings elaborately decorated, the Reception Suite is arguably the most impressive space in [...]

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 [...]

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