Brownstone Progress in Reception Bay

Despite outwardly quiet appearances, the Mansion is humming with activity in the off-season as staff prepares for the burst of work the warm months will bring.  Director Tom Johnson and Assistant Director Tim Brosnihan are working closely with stone expert Ivan Myjer this winter to source brownstone for an upcoming project to restore the Reception [...]

2018-02-28T12:03:32-05:00February 28, 2018|Blog, News|

Maine’s Boy Scouts Transform the Cistern Room

This spring, the Mansion is pleased to be partnering with Maine's Boy Scouts. The Cape Elizabeth Boy Scouts are now working in the Mansion's third floor Cistern Room to transform the space into a dedicated archival storage area, as well as as a place for small meetings and scholarly research. The room once housed a [...]

2018-02-28T11:21:39-05:00February 28, 2018|Blog, News|

Teaming Up With Maine’s Girl Scouts

Victoria Mansion has also proudly served as a Girl Scouts of Maine Community Partner over the past several years. This year, in addition to offering a variety of tours and lessons that tie into Girl Scout 'Journeys' and badges, Victoria Mansion has begun a series of informative posts about 19th-century women inventors, to tie into [...]

2018-02-28T11:06:29-05:00February 28, 2018|Blog, News|

Revamping the Carriage House Museum Shop

Museum Shop Buyer & Manager Patti Chase, has been hard at work setting up the Carriage House Museum Shop for the upcoming 2018 season. Featured items will include new lines of Victorian jewelry, toiletries, accessories, and apparel, as well as rare and novelty books that delve into different aspects of Victorian life and culture. Patti [...]

2018-02-28T10:56:34-05:00February 28, 2018|Blog, News|

On the Trail with Victoria Mansion’s Curator

In her never-ending search for information about the history of the Morses, Curator Arlene Schwind recently had a delightful visit in Alexandria, Virginia, with Rex F. Lothrop, the great-grandnephew of Ruggles Morse. She learned about Mr. Lothrop from his nephew, Robert Lipsky, who recently donated original Morse objects to the Mansion (see our December newsletter).  [...]

2018-02-28T16:14:27-05:00February 28, 2018|Blog, News|