ABOUT THE MATHER HOMESTEAD, THE MATHER FAMILY AND ITS ROLE IN REVOLUTIONARY TIMES

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The Mather Homestead

 

The Homestead was built in 1778 and has been impeccably preserved over three centuries.   Learn more

 

Stephen Tyng Mather

The most notable member of the Mather family, Stephen Mather, founded the National Park Service.  Learn more

 

The Mather Family:  

The Mather Family ancestry traces back to 16th century England.   Learn more

 

Revolutionary War Times:  

 

The homestead was of particular importance during the Revolutionary War.   Learn more

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Docent Gordon Hastings has researched the Mather family history and has much to tell - click here for more!

Docent Donn Smith has been busy in the attic!  click here to view his blogs!

2019 summer intern, Sarah McLaughlin, DHS Class of 2019, created our first exhibit using historical photos of the house, its inhabitants and Stephen Tyng Mather's time with the National Parks Service.  Sneak peek of the exhibit here!

 

© 2017 by The Mather Homestead Foundation. 

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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)