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LECTURES

Mather Homestead Scholar Lectures

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Brown Bag Lunch:  Sheldon's Horse
    Brown Bag Lunch:  Sheldon's Horse
    Thu, Apr 25
    The Barn
    Apr 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Eric Chandler of Past Presented returns to tell us about "Sheldon's Horse" 2nd regiment Continental Light Dragoons who will be coming to the Homestead for demonstrations and more on Saturday, April 27. BYO lunch and we'll provide dessert and drinks!
  • A Revolutionary Day featuring Sheldon’s Horse: the Second Regiment Light Dragoons
    A Revolutionary Day featuring Sheldon’s Horse: the Second Regiment Light Dragoons
    Sat, Apr 27
    The Mather Homestead
    Apr 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Sheldon's Horse, Second Continental Light Dragoons, will visit the Homestead for a day of education and fun. Drills, demonstrations, lectures, crafts and more. Fun for the whole family. Bring a carrot for the horses!
  • Scholars Lecture: Olmsted and Yosemite - Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea
    Scholars Lecture: Olmsted and Yosemite - Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea
    Wed, May 22
    The Barn
    May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Rolf Diamant, co-author "Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea," will discuss his fascinating take on the national parks, linking their creation to the abolition of slavery and questions of citizenship and nationhood in the Civil War years.
  • 2024 Garden Tea
    2024 Garden Tea
    Thu, May 30
    Darien
    May 30, 2024, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Featuring Pieter Estersohn, renowned photographer of architecture and interiors, and contributor to Architectural Digest. He will discuss his new book: “Back to the Land: A New Way of Life in the Country”.
  • Brown Bag lecture featuring Artscapades:  American Portraiture
    Brown Bag lecture featuring Artscapades:  American Portraiture
    Tue, Jun 11
    Mather Homestead
    Jun 11, 2024, 12:30 PM
    Artscapades returns to the Homestead for a lecture about American Portraiture. They will focus on well known artists such as John Singleton Copley, as well as a discussion of the portraits in the 1778 Mather home. BYO lunch, we’ll supply the dessert and drinks! Plein Air artists attend for free.
  • Lecture featuring Artscapades:  American Portraiture
    Lecture featuring Artscapades:  American Portraiture
    Date and time is TBD
    Mather Homestead
    Date and time is TBD
    Artscapades returns to the Homestead for a lecture about American Portraiture. They will focus on well known artists such as John Singleton Copley, as well as a discussion of the portraits in the 1778 Mather home. Doors open 6:30 - join us for wine & conversation!
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