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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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