In-person school tours are on hold while the building undergoes mechanical upgrades. 

LMMM Education Docent Val Penstone with students from Columbus Elementary in Bridgeport; Photograph taken by Gus Apazidis

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Education Program continually strives to teach students about the vibrant past of this National Historic Landmark. LMMM’s docents, dressed in period costumes, begin the program by visiting classrooms and introducing the Mansion to students through a PowerPoint presentation and other teaching tools. Following that, the class then takes 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 the school tours to the class attending, whether elementary, middle, high school, or college.

Themes discussed by docents include the arts of the mid-to-late 19th century, transportation, immigration, and some of the major economic challenges following the Civil War, such as the first Black Friday on Wall Street. Docents discuss with students life during the Victorian era and “modern” amenities including lighting, communication, and topics that relate to those inventions such as power outages and the impact that electricity has had on everyday life.

If you are interested in School Tours, please call (203) 838-9799 x 6, to schedule or submit the form below. For any questions, please contact our Education Coordinator Charles Hill via email or (203) 838-9799 x 6. 

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Photo courtesy of LMMM
Photo courtesy of Gus Apazidis