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.
Celebrating the historic centennial of women’s suffrage and the growing presence of women in public office, both locally and nationally, LMMM will feature a talk entitled, "Women in Office and the 19th Amendment," by Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill. Admission: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
Flea Market shoppers looking for bargains and treasures might have that opportunity at LMMM’s 12th Annual Old-fashioned Flea Market where more than 80 vendors will be offering a variety of items including antiques, repurposed furniture, collectibles, jewelry, specialty foods, crafts, household items, clothing, and toys. The Museum will be open for $5 mini-tours and feature a White Elephant table where visitors can shop for rare finds.
"Health, Healing & Addiction in 19th Century America" will explore how men and women managed their health in the 19th century and what history can teach us about the extraordinary medical breakthroughs and inventions that rocked the medical establishment leading to the birth of modern medicine. The exhibition will also explore the darker side of medicine during the Victorian era and addiction through the access of popular over-the-counter “remedies” and new medicines and techniques promising pain relief and improved health and healthcare.