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19 Stephen Mather Road, Darien, CT  06820

Mailing address:  PO Box 1054, Darien, CT  06820

info@matherhomestead.org, 203-202-7602

"He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be

developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done."            

-Louis C. Cramton, referring to Stephen T. Mather (1867-1930)

WELCOME TO THE MATHER HOMESTEAD

 

The Mather Homestead of Darien, Connecticut was built in 1778 and owned by the Mather family through seven generations, until 2017 when it was donated to The Mather Homestead Foundation thanks to the generosity of the McPherson family.  The home is rich in history and open for public enjoyment and education. Come visit us!

 

NEWS

New Education Center 

The Mather Homestead is excited to embark upon a plan to rebuild our "barn" as an education center.  The new Barn will house lectures, school groups, art exhibits and more, enabling the Mather Homestead to reach its vision of becoming a preeminent center for historical education in Fairfield County.

MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT

UPCOMING EVENTS

AROUND THE HOMESTEAD
Photo Exhibit by DHS Senior Sarah McLaughlin

Sarah McLaughlin, DHS Class of 2019, recently completed a summer internship at the Mather Homestead.  Using historical photos of the house, its inhabitants and Stephen Tyng Mather's time with the National Parks Service, she created our first exhibit.  Come view her work and see the Homestead through the past century.  Thank you Sarah!

SUNDAY TOURS 
Stay tuned for upcoming dates

 Join one of our docents on scheduled Sundays at 1 pm to learn more about this remarkable property.  Suggested donation:  $10 per person.  Tours are also available by appointment.  Schedule a tour.

"Show & Tell" -- from the Attic of the Mather Homestead

Saturday, November 16th, 4pm

Mather Homestead docent and blog author, Donn Smith, has been spending time in the Mather Homestead attic!  He will share with us the many treasures he has discovered.  A bible from 1743.  A girl's dress from the 1860's.  Stephen Mather's camera.  AND MORE!  Enjoy tea, cookies and treasures abound!  Free. RSVP