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  • Mather Tavern Night featuring Mount Vernon!
    Mather Tavern Night featuring Mount Vernon!
    Thu, Mar 07
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Tavern Food + Tavern Drink + Tavern History + Tavern Games = Tavern Fun Featuring James Anderson from Mount Vernon!!
  • Portraiture Class with Lisa Thoren
    Portraiture Class with Lisa Thoren
    Tue, Mar 26
    The Mather Homestead Barn
    Mar 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Mar 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    On the heels of Artscapades' American Portraiture lecture, Lisa Thoren will teach us to create our own portraits. Learn to capture expression, gesture, and stay in the moment. Live model will be present (fully clothed :-))
  • Lecture featuring Artscapades:  American Portraiture
    Lecture featuring Artscapades:  American Portraiture
    Wed, Mar 27
    Mather Homestead
    Mar 27, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Mar 27, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Artscapades returns to the lecture 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.
  • Poetry with Samantha:  Edna St. Vincent Millay
    Poetry with Samantha:  Edna St. Vincent Millay
    Wed, Apr 03
    Darien
    Apr 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Apr 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Millay was a renowned social figure and noted feminist in New York City during the Roaring Twenties and beyond. She wrote much of her prose and hackwork verse under the pseudonym Nancy Boyd.
  • 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
    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 Visit from the Second Regiment Light Dragoons
    A Visit from the Second Regiment Light Dragoons
    Sat, Apr 27
    The Mather Homestead
    Apr 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Apr 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 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.
  • Book Club with Samantha:  Lilac Girls
    Book Club with Samantha:  Lilac Girls
    Thu, May 16
    Mather Homestead - barn or garden tbd!
    May 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    May 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Ahead of our field trip to the Bellamy-Ferriday house in Bethlehem, Connecticut, we will discuss "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly. Kelly's book about socialite Caroline Ferriday and her fight to help a group of concentration camp survivors became an instant NY Times bestseller after publication.
  • Field Trip:  Revolutionary Pub Crawl NYC
    Field Trip:  Revolutionary Pub Crawl NYC
    Sat, May 18
    Fraunces Tavern
    May 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    May 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Join us for a tour of New York City’s earliest pubs … the rooms where it happened! We’ll start downtown at Fraunces Tavern, the place where George Washington gave his Farewell address to his officers in 1783, and end at Pete’s Tavern in Midtown with lots of pubs, history and fun in between!
  • Field trip to the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Gardens, Bethlehem, CT
    Field trip to the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Gardens, Bethlehem, CT
    Tue, May 21
    Bethlehem
    May 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    May 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Join us for a visit to the Bellamy-Ferriday House in Bethlehem, CT which shares many similarities to MH! A beautiful, historic home and gardens preserved by a 20th century woman. In their case, Caroline Ferriday, in ours, Bertha Mather. Incl. ride, tour & lunch at the historic 1754 House, Woodbury.
  • 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
    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.
  • Memorial Day Parade - March with Mather!
    Memorial Day Parade - March with Mather!
    Mon, May 27
    Meet at Goodwives Shopping Center
    May 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
    May 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Join Mather high school interns and the teen board as they march! Dress up encouraged! Theme: Stephen Mather and the National Parks!
  • 2024 Garden Tea
    2024 Garden Tea
    Thu, May 30
    Darien
    May 30, 2024, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    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”.
  • Plein Air at the Mather Homestead June 8 to June 15 - please RSVP for lunch on June 11th!
    Plein Air at the Mather Homestead June 8 to June 15 - please RSVP for lunch on June 11th!
    Tue, Jun 11
    Mather Homestead Barn
    Jun 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Jun 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Artists and aspiring artists are invited to enjoy the Mather Homestead property from June 8 through June 15. Come to paint, draw, photograph and be inspired!! We will have iced tea and snacks available every day. Lunch event on Wednesday, June 11th! Raindate June 13th. Please RSVP!
  • Plein Air painting with Lisa Thorén
    Plein Air painting with Lisa Thorén
    Tue, Jun 11
    Mather grounds
    Jun 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Jun 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Join us expert painters and novices alike for painting at the Mather Homestead! Lisa Thoren will help us to improve our painting from wherever we are starting. Beverages and snacks to fortify you!
  • Music at Mather:  Griffin House takes the Mather Stage (lawn!)
    Music at Mather:  Griffin House takes the Mather Stage (lawn!)
    Sun, Jun 30
    Mather Homestead lawn
    Jun 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Jun 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    We are thrilled to welcome American singer-songwriter and storyteller, Griffin House, to the Mather Homestead for a concert on the lawn! Touring and making records for over 20 years, House has a discography that includes over 13 albums. His music is described as "rootsy, atmospheric Americana".
  • Kids at Mather:  Revolutionary Heroes with Samantha!
    Kids at Mather:  Revolutionary Heroes with Samantha!
    Rescheduling … stay tuned!
    Mather Barn
    Rescheduling … stay tuned!
    Rescheduling … stay tuned!
    Learn about Revolutionary Heroes through fun games - bingo, charades ... and more! We encourage you to read a book on your favorite Revolutionary Hero (e.g. Deborah Sampson!), but definitely not required. Barrett has a bookshelf with recommended books. Buy local! Bringing history to life!
  • Yoga with Mary Ann
    Yoga with Mary Ann
    Mon., Weds. 9:30 am
    Mather Barn
    Mon., Weds. 9:30 am
    Mon., Weds. 9:30 am
    Vinyasa style yoga in the barn. No class Pres. Day Week Feb 19 & 21.
  • Field Trip to the New York Historical Society
    Field Trip to the New York Historical Society
    Date and time is TBD
    New York
    Date and time is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    In the works ... fall field trip to the New York Historical Society, New York's first museum which covers 400 years of history through groundbreaking exhibitions, outstanding collections, immersive films, and more. Stay tuned for details.
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