A National Historic Landmark since 1971, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the United States.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution with the exhibition, "From Corsets to Suffrage: Victorian Women Trailblazers", May 16-Nov. 3, 2019, 12-4 p.m. Opening Reception on May 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $5 for members; $10 for non-members.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will open its doors for free for Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, Sept. 21, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national event in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based museums.
"Health, Healing & Addiction in 19th Century America" will explore how families managed their health in the 19th century. It will investigate what history can teach us about the Germ Theory, technology, and the extraordinary breakthroughs that rocked the medical establishment leading to the birth of modern medicine. The exhibition will also bring to light unconventional treatments and the darker side of medicine such as addiction through the access of popular over-the-counter “remedies” promising pain relief and improved health.