Upcoming Victorian & Edwardian Dress Exhibit

This May will be a particularly intriguing month at Victoria Mansion. On May 1, the Mansion officially opens its doors for the 2018 season, featuring a special dress exhibit showcasing women's fashions from the late 1850s to the late 1910s on loan from our friends at the Dyer Library/ Saco Museum. Rarely seen historic photographs and additional accessories [...]

2018-04-09T16:10:08-04:00April 9, 2018|Blog, News|

Gearing up for Opening Day

You'll notice several other exciting changes when you visit the Mansion this May. Electricians are currently installing a new electronic information screen in the visitor's center of the Carriage House Museum Shop with easily visible hours, tour information, and upcoming events for guests. The Boy Scouts are also making impressive progress in their project in the Mansion's Cistern Room. Check back here [...]

2018-04-09T16:06:48-04:00April 9, 2018|Blog, News|

Reception Suite Conservation Continues

Conservators are now completing the final touches on the second phase of the ongoing project in the Mansion's Reception Suite as preparations are being made for future work on the space. Boston-based objects conservator Ellen Promise has steam-cleaned the bust and pedestal of the marble Madonna statue typically on view in the bay of the Reception [...]

2018-04-24T13:48:13-04:00April 9, 2018|Blog, News|

School Tours at the Mansion: More Students Than Ever Before!

This spring the Mansion has set a new record, welcoming over 750 students from 13 schools, free of charge, as part of our Century of Change educational program. VM's Director of Education Stacia Hanscom has been working closely with area elementary, middle, and high schools, offering in-class presentations to complement the student's site visit to the Mansion. Teachers can choose from 8 different topics, including Etiquette, Immigration, [...]

2018-04-09T15:59:24-04:00April 9, 2018|Blog, News|

Remembering Betty Crane

On March 5, 2018, Victoria Mansion lost a dear friend and longtime docent and supporter, Betty Crane. Betty and her husband Bob started volunteering at the Mansion over 30 years ago. Bob joined in the board in 1991 and served as Board President from 1995 to 1997. Betty's love for the Mansion and her interest [...]

2018-04-09T15:54:13-04:00April 9, 2018|Blog, News|