The Mather Homestead's events include both educational events and cultural, social and other events which take advantage of our beautiful buildings and property.  

Cultural, Social and other!
Scholars Lectures

We have welcomed scholars Gordon Wood and Harold Holzer and look forward to welcoming Dayton Duncan and Rick Atkinson when possible.

Book Discussions

Past books include Little Women, My Dear Hamilton, Founding Gardeners, The British Are Coming, Tory Hole (for kids), Friends Divided:  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Stamped from the Beginning

Tours of the Homestead

We welcome visitors big and small to the homestead.  Please reach out to us for a tour at your convenience:

Darien fifth grade classes will tour the Homestead as a part of their American History curriculum.

Artifact displays

Curated by docent Donn Smith

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Fall Harvest Festival

Our signature event for families including pony rides, traditional games, food & more.


Our successful picnic-style celebration will become an annual tradition.

Music at Mather

We kicked off our series with the classical sounds of the Con Fuoco Quartet.  More to come.


Classes in the barn with instructor Mary Ann Freeman.

Rosé & Roses

Our annual ladies night in the garden. We were unable to host this event in 2020, but we'll have double the fun in 2021.


We welcome kids to the Homestead for a colonial style trick-or-treat and adults for our special witch's brew.  

A Visit from St. Nicholas

Kids enjoyed a socially distanced visit with Santa and received stockings filled with colonial toys and goodies!

Plein Air

We welcomed artists in June, 2020 to create using our beautiful property as inspiration. Artists painted, drew and took pictures.


We also offered a "plein air" sketching/painting class with teacher Lisa Thoren in October. Stay tuned for our next "Plein Air week" in June, 2021!

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