Dayton Duncan, author of "The National Parks:  America's Best Idea"
Sunday, September 11, 3 pm
Mather Barn
$45/$35 members

The Mather Homestead is honored to welcome Dayton Duncan this coming fall!  Duncan is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker.  He wrote the series "The National Parks:  America's Best Idea" which he produced with Ken Burns.  This six-episode series won two Emmy awards - for outstanding nonfiction series and outstanding writing for nonfiction programming. It tells "the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical:  that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone."  The third episode pays particular tribute to Stephen Tyng Mather, the first Director of the National Park Service.

This is most certainly a Mather-Don't Miss event!  Limited to 125.  

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Friday, February 10, 2023
Tavern Food + Tavern Drink + Tavern History + Tavern Games = Tavern Fun
$95 pp, $350 table of four.

Ladies and Gentlemen!  Join us in the Homestead Barn, a.k.a., "The Mather Tavern," for a night of education and fun! 

First, pour yourself a glass of gold old fashioned ale, whiskey, mead or wine from our Tavern Bar.  
Then, sit down inside the "Mather Tavern," a.k.a., the barn, for a meal of traditional tavern food, prepared by "Fine & Dandy."  During dinner, you'll even learn a bit as the Connecticut Historical Society presents a brief lecture: "Tapping into the Past:  Tavern Life in Early Connecticut." 

After dinner ... a bit of Tavern Trivia ... test you knowledge of American History, American spirits and ales, and more.  

We will be rALEffling off (get it ... raffle ... but with ale?) some delicious beers & other 
prizes ... stay tuned for more. 

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American Cheese - the history of and tasting too!
Fall, 2022, MH Barn

Gayle Martin and Michael Riahi of Plum Plums Cheese Shop in New Canaan will take us on a tour of American Cheeses.  This will involve, of course, tasting of cheeses and wines, plus a lesson in the history of cheese.  

Stay tuned for date!