The Mather Homestead Foundation relies on contributions from community members who are dedicated to the preservation of the Mather Homestead and its important and unique place in Darien's history.  Donations support the following:

  • Ongoing maintenance of the Mather Homestead and property

  • Educational programs

  • Public tours 

  • Oversight of the Mather Homestead 

The Mather Homestead Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  All gifts to the Mather Homestead are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you to the McPherson Family!

The Mather Homestead Foundation thanks the McPherson family (descendants of the Mather Family) for their generous contribution of the Mather Homestead and its six acres of property for the benefit of the Darien community.   


The family has maintained and preserved the Mather Homestead for over two and a half centuries.  Now, future generations will enjoy the homestead and be educated about its important place in Darien's rich history.    

Thank you to The Darien Foundation!

The Darien Foundation proudly supports The Stephen Mather Foundation.  


"The Mather Homestead is a true town treasure and we are grateful for your Board's extraordinary vision and keen interest in making the rich history of the property available to local students and citizens."

 - Pam Dysenchuk, Executive Director, The Darien Foundation

Thank you to our in-kind sponsors!

We appreciate our local businesses who support the Mather Homestead!  

© 2017 by The Mather Homestead Foundation. 

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19 Stephen Mather Road, Darien, CT  06820

Mailing address:  PO Box 1054, Darien, CT  06820, 203-202-7602

"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)