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Our lectures explore a variety of topics and a variety of formats. Some of our lectures are traditional lecture format, while others involve a bit of hands on learning (e.g., honey tasting).  We are eager to hear ideas you might have for lectures that would be a good fit with the Mather Homestead.  Email us!

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  • Lecture in partnership with the Darien Library:  Dean King, author of Guardians of the Valley
    Apr 18, 7:00 PM
    The Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    The Darien Library and the Mather Homestead bring you author Dean King who will discuss his work "Guardians of the Valley" which tells the dramatic and uplifting story of legendary outdoorsman and conservationist John Muir’s journey to become the man who saved Yosemite.
  • Art-at-Mather Lecture:  American Impressionists
    Apr 19, 7:00 PM
    The Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Cente, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    We welcome back ArtScapes  for a lecture about the American Impressionists who followed the Hudson River School painters discussed at our last lecture. Artists featured will include J. Alden Weir whose local home is a National Historic Site and Connecticut’s only national park.
  • Lecture: Connecticut’s Historic Gardens
    May 17, 7:00 PM
    Mather Homestead, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Connecticut is home to many beautiful and unique gardens. Sixteen historic sites dotted throughout the state, with historically significant gardens have joined to form Connecticut’s Historic Gardens. Join us to learn about the history and beauty of these fifteen distinctive historic sites.
  • 2023 Garden Tea
    Jun 01, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Darien, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Stay tuned for more information about our third annual Garden Tea event!
  • Spies, Lies and Disguises!  Field Trip to Historic Setauket, Long Island
    Jun 24, 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Setauket- East Setauket, 93 N Country Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733, USA
    We will travel across the Long Island Sound to Historic Setauket where we will tour Washington's Culper Spy Ring. Margo Arceri will guide us through the actual trails where the British and Patriots once roamed during the Revolutionary War. Get ready for an outdoor adventure! Ages 14+.
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