Busy days at Lockwood-Mathews

We’ve heard of two exciting things coming up at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk.

And each sounds fascinating in its own way.

First up, the National Historic Landmark site – which never fails to captivate with its beauty and charm – will host its eighth annual Old-Fashioned Flea Market, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20.

Each year, collectors and casual shoppers hit the grounds to search the mix of new and old, which includes antiques, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, household items, clothing, toys and plenty more.

The day will also include reduced admission to the mansion, a classic and antique car show, vintage music and refreshments.

Proceeds will benefit the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.

Also, for the first time in its history, the museum will open its servants’ quarters to the public as part of a major new exhibition, “The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938.”

As Patsy Brescia, LMMM chairman of the board says in the accompanying press release, “During the Victorian era, the Mansion needed a small army to build it and run it. We are thrilled to have an opportunity to bring the servants’ story to our communities with this highly educational exhibition.”

The exhibition will open Oct. 14 and continue through Oct. 30 of 2016. A preview will be held during the museum’s gala, set for Oct. 10.

The museum is in Mathews Park, at 295 West Ave.

For more, visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

– Mary Shustack

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