HAPPENINGS AT THE HOMESTEAD

The Mather Homestead's events are designed to fulfill our mission of preserving the Homestead and property as a treasured place for public education and enjoyment.  JOIN US!

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • A Visit with St. Nicholas!
    Dec 10, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    MH Barn, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Santa returns to the Homestead for a visit with good girls and boys!  Fun at the Homestead includes a visit with Santa, crafts, stocking stuffers and other fun holiday activities.  Ho Ho Ho!
  • Holiday Yoga Class with Mary Ann Freeman
    Dec 11, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Mather Homestead Barn, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Slow flow class to calm your holiday spirits.
  • Cookies & Cocoa!
    Dec 22, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Afternoon of fun at the Homestead for grades K to 2! Decorate cookies for Santa and make bags of nibbles for the reindeer. Sing and dance with Ray. And finally read "Calvin the Christmas Tree" with local author Stephen Bowling. Includes a copy of his book! Recommended for K to 2nd grade.
  • Art-at-Mather Lecture:  American Vistas - from the Hudson River to National Park lands
    Jan 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
    The Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Cente, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Art has been part of the history of national parks since the 1870s when Hudson River School painters captured majestic Western landscapes. Through their awe-inspiring works, the public came to see these special places for the first time, spurring them to preserve these lands for future generations.
  • Modern patchwork quilting with Denyse Schmidt
    Feb 01, 2023, 6:30 PM
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Learn the art of hand-sewn improvisational patchwork quilting. No experience required! By the end of the workshop, you'll create one or more unique patchwork blocks to use for a pillow, a small wall-hanging, or a small quilt. Wine & cheese will be served!
  • An Evening at the Mather Tavern!
    Feb 16, 2023, 7:00 PM
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Tavern Food + Tavern Drink + Tavern History + Tavern Games = Tavern Fun $95/$85 members
  • Writing with Samantha Gault!
    Time is TBD
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Reading & writing but no 'rethmetic Come cozy up with us for an evening of reading and writing, wine and fun! Together we will read a few poems, reflect on what they inspire, and put pencil to paper to see where our thoughts may lead. Adults and high schoolers welcomed!
  • Yoga with Mary Ann
    Mon., Weds., Sat. 9:30 am
    Mather Barn, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Vinyasa style yoga in the barn.
  • Exhibit: Stephen Mather and the National Parks
    Open Hours or schedule your own time
    The Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Cntr, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Learn about the life and legacy of Stephen Tyng Mather (1867-1930), the first Director of the National Park Service and the owner of the Homestead from 1906 to 1930. Exhibit geared towards adults PLUS "kids corner" for kids of all ages. Open hours Thurs. 6 to 7:30, Sat. 11 to 1, Sun. 1 to 3
MORE ABOUT HAPPENINGS AT THE HOMESTEAD

The Mather Homestead's events are designed to fulfill our mission of preserving the Homestead and property as a treasured place for public education and enjoyment.  JOIN US!

Our "happenings" include events for kids and adults:

Education:  lectures, book club, poetry, tours

Culture:  Art-at-Mather painting classes and Plein air weeks, Music-at-Mather Concerts

Homesteading 101 Workshops: flower arranging, embroidery, knitting, and more

Family Fun:  Fall Harvest Festival, A Visit from St. Nicholas, Mather Games

Enjoyment: Fall Barnraiser, Rosé and Roses in the Garden, Newcomers event

Mindfulness:  Yoga


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