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Our first Barn Party in 2020 celebrated the opening of the Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center in 2020.  Now in its fourth year, the event has raised funds for various projects at the Homestead with music, food and fun for all!  

September 23, 2023

Featuring Bluegrass, BBQ & Bevs

It was a rainy but fun night at our fourth annual fall celebration and fundraiser featuring live bluegrass music by On the Trail, great BBQ from Fine & Dandy, and beverages from Litchfield Distillery inside the barn. We raised over $16,000 in support of our Mather Homestead restoration projects - thank you!

If you were unable to attend, please consider a donation in support of our restoration projects. 
Litchfield Distillery
Fine and Dandy Platters
October 1, 2022

What a fun night! Many thanks to all who made Barnraiser 3.0 a great success. Fabulous food by Fine & Dandy, unbelievable entertainment by Griffin House, and AMAZING guests!!  We raised over $18,000 for restoration projects at the Homestead - thank you!!


Photos right by Katharine Calderwood.  

September 25, 2021


Many thanks to all who joined us for Barnraiser 2.0.  We enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, masterfully prepared by S.E.A.T., whiskey tasting by Sagamore Spirit, dinner on the barn lawn, and music by Petting Zoo. Our Barnraiser 2.0 raised funds for our beautification projects.

Photos right by Katharine Calderwood.  

September 19, 2020

We raised the roof on September 19, 2020 to celebrate the completion of the new Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center, a.k.a., "the barn," and to thank our many donors including Richard L. Chilton, Jr., The Darien Foundation, and the McPherson family (descendants of the Mathers). Funds supported the new building project. .