LEARN FROM OUR DOCENTS
They have been hard at work!
Docents Donn Smith and Gordon Hastings have spent lots of time researching and poking around the Homestead and have extensive knowledge to share. Click on pictures below to learn more!
BLAST FROM THE PAST
IN THE NEWS
Recently in the Press
Community news: Darien’s Mather Homestead to host talk by author of ‘National Parks’ documentary, September 1, 2022
Kids can visit the Mather Homestead in Darien for free this summer. Here’s why. June 27, 2022
Darien family donates 16 acres of meadow around Mather Homestead for permanent environmental protection, February 19, 2022
Museum of Darien, Mather Homestead receive $15K to upgrade: ‘Times have changed, January 1, 2022
In Photos: Darien’s Mather Homestead makes its mark on history, November 6, 2021
Darien’s Mather Homestead to host embroidery class, July 9, 2021
Mather Homestead in Darien hosting Kevin Callahan, an author, May 14, 2021
Garden Club of Darien Gifts Plantings to Mather Homestead - Darien Times, March 2, 2021
Old Fashioned Easter Traditions Return to Darien - Darien Times - Darien Times, April 6, 2021
Mather Homestead in Darien Names New Executive Director - Darien Times, March 12, 2021
Mixologist: Mather Homestead in Darien Holding Virtual Event - Darien Times, January 11, 2021
Darien's Mather Homestead Welcomes Christmas Wishes - Darien Times, December 21, 2020
Mather Homestead Offers Safe Trick-or-Treating in Darien - Darien Times November 2, 2020
Mather Homestead Throws Celebration for New Education Center - Darien Times, September 20, 2020
Mather Homestead Completes Work on Education Center - Darien Times, August 13, 2020
Learn about Museum's Artifacts through Blog - Darien Times, April 14, 2020
Click here for news articles from years past.
AROUND THE HOMESTEAD
Photo Exhibit by DHS Senior Sarah McLaughlin
2019 summer intern, Sarah McLaughlin, DHS Class of 2019, created our first exhibit using historical photos of the house, its inhabitants and Stephen Tyng Mather's time with the National Parks Service. Sneak peek of the exhibit here!