News 2017-04-04T14:00:50+00:00


Become a Portland History Docent!

If you've ever considered being a volunteer at Victoria Mansion, now is a great time t o s ign up for Portland History Docents. This ten week program gives participants insight into Portland's fascinating history [...]

Christmas Gala 2016 Recap

This year's annual Christmas Gala, held on November 30, offered a combination of cherished traditions  with a few new features to delight the over 225 guests that attendend. Along with previewing the recently started conservation work [...]

2nd Annual Docent Art Show

Friday, December 2, Victoria Mansion hosted its second annual volunteer and staff art show in conjunction with Portland's monthly First Friday Art Walk. The gallery exhibit in the second floor of the Carriage House featured a variety [...]

Curator to Lecture in New York City

Curator Arlene Palmer Schwind will present a lecture to the Victorian Society New York  on Thursday, December 15, which will be held at the English Speaking Union.  Titled "Giuseppe Guidicini: New York Opera Houses and [...]

Reception Suite Conservation Begins!

Work is already underway on our most ambitious interior conservation effort yet undertaken in the Mansion. With every inch of the walls and ceilings elaborately decorated, the Reception Suite is arguably the most impressive space in [...]

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grant

In September, the Mansion was awarded a prestigious IMLS grant for the Museums of America program. The grant will partially fund the restoration of  the original painted finishes of the walls and ceilings of the Reception Room, part [...]

A Visit from Ellen Libby Lawrence

Ellen Libby Lawrence, the sole surviving grandchild of J.R. Libby, visited the Mansion in late August with her son Franklin, a former Mansion trustee. A generous supporter of Victoria Mansion for decades, Ellen has donated [...]

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