Victoria Mansion has offered events for adults and children alike.
Chilling Celtic Tales
Aimed at our younger audience, storytellers visited the Mansion and tell tales similar to what the Irish servants in the Mansion would have told during Halloween or the Celtic holiday of Samhain.
Victorian Murder & Mayhem
Recommended for adult visitors, this program partnered with Portland Ballet, regional authors, and storytellers to explore the sensationalism of murder in the Victorian period. Visitors had the chance to visit the rarely-seen Victoria Mansion basement while hearing fictional stories of 19th century New England murders.
Stories on the Staircase
This preschool story hour on the Mansion stairs was offered weekly during the holiday season. The event promoted literacy for early learners in a small group setting.
Night of the Nutcracker with Portland Ballet
Members of Portland Ballet performed scenes from the Victorian Nutcracker—the scenery and characters of which are based on the Mansion’s decor and residents—in the stair hall.
During the spring, tea purveyors from around the region presented the history and traditions of tea consumption as well as new trends and uses on the Victoria Mansion lawn.
Events for Adults
The Mansion sponsors public lectures, specialized theme tours, reading and discussion groups, exhibits, and scholarly symposia on a variety of topics related to the museum or the 19th century. While these are designed with an adult audience in mind, they are appropriate for children unless otherwise noted.