3rd Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, November 2nd, 12-3pm
Our popular Harvest Festival is back! Save the date for pony rides, historical crafts and fall treats! Online ticket sales closed - please purchase at the homestead
Cocktails and Conversation
Sunday, October 20, 5-7pm
Over 40 guests joined us to celebrate the groundbreaking of our new Education Center and the second year of the foundation.
Fall Clean Up Day in the garden
Saturday October 12, 1-4pm
Community members and Darien scouts joined us to weed, paint, rake and wash the terrace and surrounding property. Thank you to all volunteers!
Kids Book Club on Tory Hole
Children 7-12 joined Darien children's librarian Elisabeth to discuss of Tory Hole on July 30th, 2019. Written in 1940, Tory Hole tells the story of British troops who took refuge in a cave in Tokeneke during the revolution. It's an exciting tale about spies, smugglers and marauding Tories that became a hit with young history students everywhere!
Scholars Lecture on Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Scholars Lecture: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 pm
On April 24, 2019, Gordon Wood, Professor Emeritus for the History Department of Brown University and Pulitzer Prize winner, discussed his most recent book Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to a sold out audience. Little trivia fact ... Professor Gordon Wood was mentioned by Matt Damon in the film "Good Will Hunting"!
Story time for Kids
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 4:00 pm
Kids 5 to 10 listened to the classic American Christmas poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas", made a popcorn and cranberry garland and had snacks and cocoa. Join us next year for a repeat event!
November 3rd, 11-2
Our 2nd annual Fall Harvest Festival was once again a huge success with pony rides, historical crafts, scavenger hunt, fall treats and fun! Join us next year!
The Mather Homestead Scholars Lecture
The Mather Homestead welcomes esteemed academics of American History for lectures. On Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm, the Homestead welcomed Harold Holzer, scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War Era. He won the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize and four other awards in 2015 for his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press. His topic: "Lincoln and the Press: Fake News 19th Century Style". Stay tuned for information on our next event.
Dinner at the Mather Homestead
The Mather Homestead welcomed guests for dinner in February, 2018. Limited dinners are available for up to 10 people. Please contact our office to discuss further.
"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
Fall Book Club Event on Founding Gardeners
Wednesday, November 6th, 7pm
Explore the American Revolution through a new prism, our country's original gardens and horticulture. Writer and local historian Kevin Peraino will lead a discussion for all history lovers. Free. RSVP