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Past Family Fun

A Revolutionary Day featuring Sheldon's Horse - April 27, 2024

A Revolutionary Day featuring Sheldon's Horse: the Second Regiment Light Dragoons! Calvary drills, crafts, live music, tours of the Homestead and Revolutionary education and fun!

Harvest Festival - October 21, 2023

Fifth Annual Fall Harvest Festival!

Family Games Night - April 21, 2023

Family Games night featuring National Parks Bingo & Trivia! Plus ghosts at the Homestead (in the graveyard!) to end the night!!

A Visit from St. Nicholas - December 10, 2022

St. Nicholas returned for a third visit to the Homestead. Ho ho ho! Click "read more" for photos by George Foster.

Harvest Festival - October 22, 2022

Our fourth annual Fall Harvest Festival was a smashing success. Nearly 600 people enjoyed hay rides, a petting zoo, face painting, apple bobbing, crafts, games and music by On the Trail. We were lucky to have a beautiful day for fall fun!

Photos by Katharine Calderwood.

A Visit from St. Nicholas - December 11, 2021

St. Nicholas visited the Homestead for the second time. Children enjoyed a visit with Santa and lots of fun stations with games & crafts (and candy!)

Heritage Day - October 23, 2021

Darien's Bicentennial Celebration included a reenactment of the 1781 Tory raid of the Mather Homestead and a skirmish between Patriots and Loyalists, plus a cannon demonstration!

Mather Games - June 26, 2021

Good old fashioned games and competition in honor of Stephen Mather's birthday (July 4, 1867). And cake!

Easter Egg Roll - April 3, 2021

The Mather Homestead Easter egg roll included, of course, egg rolling, plus other outdoor games, Easter treats and live music. Did you know that the Easter egg roll has been a White House tradition since 1878? The roll is symbolic of rolling away the rock from Jesus Christ's tomb before his resurrection.

Sips & S'mores - February 6, 2021

Outdoor fun during covid.

A Visit from St. Nicholas - December 19, 2020

Covid didn't keep St. Nicholas from visiting the Homestead! Children enjoyed a socially distanced visit with Santa and received a stocking filled with old fashioned games.

Harvest Festival - November 2, 2019

Third annual Fall Harvest Festival!

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