Reception Suite Conservation Update

Since our last update on the ongoing project to conserve the Mansion's Reception Suite, Executive Director Tom Johnson and Assistant Director Tim Brosnihan joined up with stone conservator Ivan Myjer to investigate the possible sources of brownstone to rebuild the exterior of the badly deteriorated bay window. Large pieces of high-quality brownstone have been difficult [...]

2018-09-17T15:36:49-04:00September 17, 2018|Blog, News|

A Mostly Mozart Opera at the Mansion Recap

We welcomed nearly 70 guests at our annual Opera at the Mansion joint benefit with Opera Maine on July 16. Guests enjoyed a mostly Mozart program highlighting Opera Maine's production of The Marriage of Figaro along with libations and hors d'oeuvres from exclusive Mansion caterers Blue Elephant Events & Catering.  Proceeds from the event benefited Victoria Mansion's education and restoration programming and Opera [...]

2018-09-17T15:25:05-04:00September 17, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Special Visit From Actor Ron Raines

Mansion Curator Arlene Palmer Schwind gave a special tour to celebrity singer and actor Ron Raines when he visited Portland at the end of July. His career spans opera, operetta, musical theater, and television. From 1994 through 2009, he played the nefarious Alan Spaulding on the popular TV show Guiding Light, and earned three Emmy nominations. Raines [...]

2018-09-17T14:56:38-04:00September 17, 2018|Blog, News|