The Mansion’s Virtual Starlit Gala October 17, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pictured on image, clockwise from the top: Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud, Louis Pasteur

Although we cannot be together in person this year, please join is for our exciting and virtual

Starlit Gala

to support the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s mission and online educational and cultural programs

David Westmoreland

A Special Presentation by Award-Winning Expert on Bioethics
Glenn McGee, Ph.D.

~ Online Silent Auction ~


Star Award Recipient: David Westmoreland

Star Award Recipient David Westmoreland

Born in Houston, Texas, David Westmoreland graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and worked for twenty-three years in the field of Information Technology at major corporations such as, American Airlines and Arrow Electronics. He completed his Master of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University in 2006 and is a registered landscape architect and co-owner, with Mike Mushak, of Tuliptree Site Design, Inc. in Norwalk, CT.

David currently serves the community in Norwalk in a number of roles, including: Chairman of the Second Taxing District Commission (SNEW), Redevelopment Agency Commissioner, and he is on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors, among others. He has served as chairman of the City of Norwalk’s Historical Commission overseeing the relocation and development of the new Historical Society Museum, the renovations of the buildings and park at Mill Hill, and three city-owned cemeteries, along with the historic buildings at Mathews Park, including the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. David served as chair of the Mayor’s community task force to redesign Ryan Park. He is passionate about preserving, protecting, and educating the public about Norwalk’s rich history through educational programs and exhibits.

Star Speaker: Glenn McGee, Ph.D.

Glenn McGee, photo courtesy of Hamerman Photography, 2017

Revolutionary advances in biomedical science promise longer life, and its pursuit has become a $1 trillion-dollar industry, while the pursuit of immortality is consuming the fortunes of a wide array of Silicon Valley billionaires and at the heart of institutes at MIT and Harvard. But do you really want to live forever? Dr. McGee will look at a few examples of such technology, and the ethical, legal, and social questions they pose.

Dr. Glenn E. McGee is the author of three books, The Perfect Baby: A Pragmatic Approach to GeneticsBeyond Genetics; and Bioethics for Beginners, and more than 100 articles. He is the founder and served for eleven years as editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Bioethics, the leading publication in its field, he has served on the board of directors of the American Society for Bioethics and on more than one dozen federal and state advisory panels. He has received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Cellular and Molecular Devices Advisory Panel Outstanding Service Award. Glenn McGee, Ph.D., currently serves as Deputy Provost for the University of New Haven and received his B.A. from Baylor University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Thank you to the Mansion’s Starlit Gala Sponsors: