Completion of IMLS Textiles Storage Room Project

The Mansion recently completed a major project of creating a dedicated textiles storage and study room. A prestigious grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, awarded in 2014, helped fund the project to transform the former third-floor trunk room into a modern space where our unique collection of original textiles can be stored [...]

2017-04-10T12:08:24-04:00February 7, 2017|Blog|

A Victorian Sampling: Historical Food Tasting at the Maine Irish Heritage Center

On Tuesday, March 14, Victoria Mansion and the Maine Irish Heritage Center will present A Victorian Sampling, a special 19th century tasting event for members only. Small bites of breads, appetizers, soups, and desserts, along with beverages, will be accompanied by a brief history of each dish and insight into why our ancestors ate the way they did. [...]

2017-04-10T11:13:18-04:00February 7, 2017|Blog, News|

February Reception Suite Conservation Update

Conservators continue to clean the painted walls and ceiling of the Reception Suite, with its elaborate combinations of flat and molded plaster, canvas paintings and woodwork.   The paint is water-based, so no aqueous substances can be used in cleaning. As the conservators proceed with the careful dry cleaning process, using only vinyl erasers and [...]

2017-04-10T11:07:56-04:00February 7, 2017|Blog, News|