Programs at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will open a new exhibit, Hidden Treasures: Artifacts from the LMMM Collections, which will bring to light hidden treasures from the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s collections. Rarely-seen artifacts and exquisite decorative arts objects from the Lockwood and Mathews families will be on view, giving visitors a glimpse into the personal lives and styles of the Mansion’s former occupants. Among the objects to be displayed is a pair of Bohemian glass goblets monogrammed with the Lockwood “L” in gold, a magnificent silver inkwell with cherubs designed by Tiffany & Co., and an assortment of whimsical and ornate silver and gold hat pins worn by the Lockwood women. Objects from the Mathews family will include a small perfume bottle made by Tiffany & Co., with a gold, turquoise and pearl cap, and elegant gold-monogrammed dishes decorated with images of fruits and flowers.
The holiday season at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will begin at noon on November 28, 2014 with the exhibit, A Magnificent Victorian Holiday at the Mansion: Splendor and Tradition Through the Decades, curated by Raechel Guest.
The exhibit will include a guided tour of the Museum’s historic period rooms, displaying Victorian holiday traditions decade by decade. Visitors will see how the small table-top trees of the 1850s transformed into the magnificent floor-to-ceiling trees of the 1890s and learn about the different types of gifts that were enjoyed throughout the Victorian era. The Magnificent Victorian Holiday at the Mansion will connect to the Museum’s Hidden Treasures exhibit of exquisite artifacts belonging to the Lockwood and Mathews families.
The first floor of the Mansion will also feature a Designer Show House of Holiday Decorations displaying lavish, traditional trees interpreted and decorated by renowned interior designers Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors and Linda Fontaine, of Linda Fontaine Design as well as artist and designer Gail Ingis-Claus. Artfully hand-crafted silk garlands will drape the Victorian grand staircase, courtesy of Danna DiElsi, owner of The Silk Touch in Norwalk, CT.
Tour hours: Wed. - Sun., noon- 4 p.m. Last tour at 3 p.m. General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for youth, ages 8-18.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-838-9799.
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