STEPHEN TYNG MATHER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Saturday, June 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Family Fun!

 

Join us for good old fashioned games, food trucks and, of course, birthday cake!

We will divide participants into two teams - the Grand Teton Grizzlies and the Yellowstone Rangers!

Teams will compete in the following games:

- Egg & Spoon Race

- Fill the Water Bucket Relay

- 3 legged race

- Tug of War 

- Wheelbarrel Race

- PIE EATING CONTEST!

$25/adult, $15/child includes games, beverages (water, juice, beer, wine) + glory (if you win). Food trucks additional cost.  

Only 150 spots available! Tickets below

About Stephen T. Mather

 

Stephen Tyng Mather is the great-great grandson of Deacon Joseph Mather, who built the Homestead in 1778.  Stephen Mather became the sole owner of the Homestead in 1907 and spent summers there until his death in 1930. 

Stephen Mather made his fortune in the Borax business and is credited for coining the slogan "20 Mule Team Borax" which branded the commodity.  A long time lover of the outdoors and a mountaineer, he then used his wealth and talents to rally the cause of the National Parks.  Through his tireless efforts, Congress passed a bill authorizing the National Park Service in 1916.  He became its first director in 1917 and served in that role until 1929. During his time, the US doubled its park area, adding the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Acadia, Hawaii and Mt. McKinley.  He publicized the National Parks and developed an appreciation for their scenic beauty, and he set up a system of Park Rangers to protect the parks and educate visitors.  

© 2017 by The Mather Homestead Foundation. 

19 Stephen Mather Road, Darien, CT  06820

Mailing address:  PO Box 1054, Darien, CT  06820

info@matherhomestead.org, 203-202-7602

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"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."            

-Louis C. Cramton, referring to Stephen T. Mather (1867-1930)