Quite the year at Lockwood-Mathews

The new season at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum officially gets underway April 4, with tours, exhibitions and special events continuing through Jan. 6, 2019 at the National Historic Landmark in Norwalk.

Visitors may participate in 45-minute tours of the first floor of the mansion’s Period Rooms and the Servants’ Quarters or select 90-minute tours that will also include the mansion’s second-floor bedroom suites and family room.

A rare Herter Brothers chair, part of the mansion’s furnishings during the Mathews era, has recently been re-acquired and will be on view.

Among the season’s offerings are:

  • The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum/Ernest Hemingway/Young Writers’ Competition – May 1-June 8, with an awards presentation in November.
  • A Scavenger Hunt, set for June 3.
  • “Collecting in Victorian America: The Great Divide of the Gilded Age,” a new exhibit curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, opens July 11.
  • The annual Old-Fashioned Flea Market, set for Sept. 16.
  • The “Travel with the Victorians Gala,” with silent and live auctions, a black-tie dinner, exhibit previews and a special presentation by noted travel historian Tony Perrottet, to be held Oct. 13.
  • “The Artist’s View: Traveling the Merritt Parkway” exhibition, opening Oct. 17 with related programming.
  • Halloween: Ghosts From The Civil War Tours, select dates in October.
  • A Victorian Tea, set for Nov. 4 and featuring a talk by Emily J. Orlando, an expert on author Edith Wharton.
  • The Mansion’s Holiday Exhibit, Nov. 23-Jan. 6.
  • “Holiday Open House,” set for Dec. 9.

Tours can be booked online at the museum’s website, where the events are fully detailed.

For more, visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

Mary Shustack

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