Donn's Blog - Hidden Treasures
Docent Donn Smith has been poking around the Mather Homestead and he has found treasures abound! Check out his blogs which document his findings including artifacts from 250 years of American life including a bible from 1743, a girl's dress from the 1860's, Stephen Mather's camera, and more. 

Thank you Donn Smith for your research and blogs!

What Have They Talked About for 65 Years? - Monday, July 29th

Roots and Seeds - Wednesday, July 31st

If Wishes Were... - Monday, August 5th

Have You Seen This Man? - Wednesday, August 14th

She Wore Blue... - Monday, August 19th

Great-grandson of a Preacher Man - Monday, August 26th

In the Days Before Fortnite... - Monday, September 2nd

What Comes Up Must Come Down... - Monday, September 9th

A Look Back to That Middle Name... - Monday, September 30th

50 Years Ago This Year... - Monday, October 7th

Sometimes a Map Leads to a Chest... - Monday, October 14th

A Tie That Binds - Monday, October 21st

Was it really sheepskin? - Wednesday, March 18th

Rana's Shawl - Thursday, March 19th

A Second Cousin, A Notable First - Monday, March 23rd

The Brave Floy Women - Wednesday, March 25th

The Fabrics (and Follies) of Their Lives - Tuesday, March 31st

Lights, Camera - Monday, April 13th

From Field to Dreams - Wednesday, April 15th

Ten Stamps, One Special Delivery - Tuesday, April 22nd

Ahhh, Wilderness... - Friday, May 1st

The Iceman Cometh - Monday, May 4th

There Are Moments That Words Don't Reach - Friday, May 8th

The Ted Mack Family Hour - Wednesday, May 13th

Saturday in the Park with Eleanor - Friday, May 15th

The Getty…the Whitney…and the Mather Attic - March 25, 2020

Here comes the bride…breakfast to follow - March 25, 2020

The Lineage of Happy Osborn Wakeman Mather - March 25, 2020

The Mather “Mother” Matter - March 25, 2020

The Last Woman Standing - April 15, 2020

To debut or not debut, that was the question - April 15, 2020

A Tree Grows in Darien - Does it Still? - April 15, 2020

Party like it's 1778 ... 175th Anniversary Celebration at the Mather Homestead, September 12, 1953

A rare book and the legacy of Moses Mather

The lineage of Hannah Smith Scott, Mother of Sarah Scott, wife of Deacon Joseph Mather

The Rockefeller Letters

And all before frequent flyer miles ... Stephen T. Mather and the Pan Pacific Conference

Party like it's 1778 ... the Sequel.  200th Anniversary Celebration at the Mather Homestead.  June 17, 1978

Another one for "the books" - an appreciation of John Roberts Hoole - October 20, 2020

A book of flowers ... an artist and her cousin - October 20, 2020

Dear Uncle Joe ... I suppose you will be looking for me at home tonight but - October 20, 2020

The Sutcliffe Letters - October 23 ,2020

What slave should be held any longer? - October 23, 2020

The Revelations of three family Bibles in the Homestead Attic - October 27, 2020

Rabbit or Boar, and wait, there's more! - October 27, 2020

"Mystery Books?"  Perhaps not.  7 strangers in the second floor bookcase - November 12, 2020

The Under-glass Menagerie.  The Height of Fashion:  Victorian Parlor Domes - November 13, 2020

"...prominent in his devotion to the cause of human freedom ..." an appreciation of James Floy, D.D. - November 14, 2020

More than words alone ... treasures from the golden age of illustration - November 14, 2020

Click here for Darien Times article on Hidden Treasures

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"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)