STEPHEN MATHER AND THE NATIONAL PARKS

Our first exhibit in the Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center explores the life and legacy of Stephen Tyng Mather (1867-1930), the first Director of the National Park Service and the owner of the Homestead from 1906 to 1930.  

Stephen Mather's legacy is memorialized on over 70 plaques in parks and other places across the U.S., including the Mather Homestead.  The plaque reads:  

He laid the foundation of the national park service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.

The exhibit is open at the following times although ask that you let us know you are coming in advance.  We also encourage you to reach out to schedule a visit at your convenience any time.  Email info@matherhomestead.org to schedule your visit outside of these hours. 

Thursdays 5:30 pm to 7 pm

- Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm

- Sundays 1 pm to 3 pm

The main exhibit is geared towards adults but our "Kids Corner" has learning and fun for kids of all ages.  

Many thanks to the exhibit sponsors (right)!

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