Date - December 27, 2015
2:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT, 06850
LOCKWOOD-MATTHEWS MANSION MUSEUM
On Sunday, December 27 we will be visiting the historic Lockwood-Matthews Mansion, which will be decorated for the holidays. Two new exhibits will be included in the tour, Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory and The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants
Before our visit, we can meet for brunch at Washington Prime in Norwalk, information about the restaurant is below.
Brunch at Washington Prime at 12:15 pm
Tour of Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum at 2 pm
Museum Cost (payable at Admissions) – Adult $10.00, Senior $8.00
From the website: lockwoodmatthewsmansion.com
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. Built by renowned financier and railroad baron LeGrand Lockwood between 1864 and 1868, the Mansion, with its unparalleled Gilded Age interiors and furniture, illustrates magnificently the beauty and splendor of the Victorian Era.
Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880
This Gilded Age Conservatory, with its ribbed half glass dome and Minton tiles, is a great example of early domestic conservatory architecture in the United States. Accessed directly from the Library, this small yet distinctive glass room has been brought to life with a rich installation of silk plants designed by Danna DiElsi of the Silk Touch, and pots and furnishings of the era. (Learn more)
The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938
For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to the public. “During the Victorian era, the Mansion needed a small army to build it and run it,” said Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board. “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to bring the servants’ story to our communities with this highly educational exhibition.”
BRUNCH AT WASHINGTON PRIME
Sunday Brunch: The PRIME Buffet is ready to go every Sunday with offerings from their Raw Bar to a Prime Rib Carving Station, Smoked Salmon, Eggs Benedict, Bacon, Sausage, Omelette Station, Salads, Fruit Bar, Cheese Board, Danish & Pastries, French Toast, Yogurt/Granola, and more.
$29.95 per person, includes choice of complimentary Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Bellini.
141 Washington Street, South Norwalk CT