The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Education Program is multi-faceted and fosters the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century history, art, architecture, technology, and economics.

A National Historic Landmark and award-winning institution, the Museum provides educational programming that includes internships, classroom presentations, in-person school tours, and virtual 360-degree tours.

Internship Program

The Museum’s Internship Program provides high school and college students with an opportunity to learn about administrative and curatorial functions within a professional setting. Interns assist the Museum’s staff with projects such as data entry, contact and database management, archival materials, mailings, and school tours. LMMM Interns come to the Museum from institutions throughout our region and go on to study at some of America’s most sought-after colleges and Universities. For more information or apply for internships, click here

Classroom Presentations & School Tours

The Museum invites students to explore, discover, and learn about the history, art, and technology of this iconic mansion. The Museum also provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of Norwalk, Connecticut, and the United States from the Civil War to the Great Depression. The school program begins with a visit to classrooms by Museum Education Docents, which can be followed by a trip to the Museum for a docent-led tour that explores its dynamic history, artistic legacy, outstanding architectural details, and life during the Victorian era. LMMM tailors each tour to the class attending, from primary education through college. For more information on school tours, click here

Virtual Programming and Virtual 360-degree Educational Tours

To accommodate teachers and students unable to visit the Mansion, the Museum offers virtual tours and hosts an introductory Virtual Lesson on 19th Century History with the assistance of a video on its website. Students attending a Virtual 360 Tour led by the Museum Educational Docent can navigate the period rooms of the Mansion much like an in-person school tour. The Museum’s Education Program works with educators to tailor the virtual program to teachers’ curriculum needs. To view the Mansion’s introductory lesson and request a tour, please click here