Norwalk Mansion decked out in holiday finery
Published 12:00 am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum kicks off the Holiday Season the day after Thanksgiving with a step back in time — to the wonders and beauty of mid-to-late 19th-century holiday traditions.
A new exhibition, “A Magnificent Victorian Holiday at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum” opens at noon on Friday, Nov. 24, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 7.
The National Historic Landmark “will explore the holiday traditions from the 1860s through the 1930s, as they were celebrated by the Lockwood and the Mathews families in Norwalk and New York City,” explained museum folks. Visitors will see traditions evolve from 1850 to the 1900s, from small tabletop trees with edibles and handmade ornaments to lavishly embellished trees that stood on the floor and almost reached the ceiling.
“The Mansion also will feature 21st-century holiday design and lavish trees and seasonal displays by renowned interior designers, Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors, and Kip O’Brien of Kip O’Brien Design, LLC. The Holiday exhibit is curated by Trustee Mimi Findlay and the Curatorial Committee.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 295 West Ave., Norwalk. $12, $10 seniors, $8 children 8-18 years old, free younger than 8. Tours are 60 minutes in length. 203-838-9799.