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Conserving the Reception Room Gasolier

Conservators Siobhan Lindsay and Harper Batsford, and volunteers John and Eunice Wilcox are currently working to conserve the Reception Room's original, monolithic gilded bronze gasolier (gas lighting fixture). The first step in this arduous process is the careful [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Return of the Red Porcelain!

We are excited to announce that nine pieces of the French porcelain tea service originally owned by Ruggles and Olive Morse have just been generously donated by a descendant of Ruggles's nephew. Last fall, Robert [...]

Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere 2018 Recap

Over 275 guests enjoyed great Allagash ales, mouthwatering food from Noble Barbecue, mead from Maine Mead Works, craft beverages from Green Bee, and live music from the Jason Spooner Band at our annual Allagash Victoria [...]

Victoria Mansion mentioned in People Magazine!

This past May, the Mansion was mentioned in People Magazine's article 'Top 10 New Foodie Cities,' highlighting some great spots around Portland-- including our friends at Allagash Brewing.   We look forward to welcoming those new visitors [...]

VM’s Curator to Speak at Winterthur Museum

On May 15, Curator Arlene Palmer Schwind will give a talk at the Winterthur Museum in a conference titled "The Properly Dressed Window: Curtain Design Over Time." Arlene will discuss "The Sumptuous Window Treatments at [...]

Scout’s Mansion Project Featured in Forecaster

Since February, Scarborough Boy Scout and Earle G. Shettleworth Junior Docent Erich Chase and his father Scott Chase have been spearheading a project to revamp Victoria Mansion's Cistern Room into an organized archival and meeting [...]

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