295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203 838-9799.
On Wednesday, 11 a.m to 2 p.m. As part of the Lockwood Matthews Mansion Lecture Series, “Defying Expectations: Independent American Women of the Early 1900s,” Professor James O’Gorman will present a lecture on pioneer architect Theodate Pope. Ms. Pope belongs to that small group of “First American Women Architects” who, at the end of the nineteenth-century, slowly broke into the “old boy” drafting rooms or worked on their own. A graduate of Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, self-trained and comfortable economically, Ms. Pope produced a small but choice body of work between the beginning of the twentieth century and the Depression. This talk will examine a few of her architectural projects: two houses, Hill-Stead and Highfield, and two schools: Westover, and Avon Old Farms,. Prof. O’Gorman puts them in relation to the architecture of the time. 2012 programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from LMMM’s Distinguished Benefactors: Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Maurice Goodman Foundation and Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown. For lecture information and reservations, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 203-838-9799 ext. 4. Admission: $30 for non-members, $25 for members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion or a curatorial tour of the exhibit, Epic Voyage: The Extraordinary Life of Helen Churchill Candee. RSVP by July 8. Lunch courtesy of: Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers.