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Victorian Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 12, 2010, 1-5 p.m. General Admission: $5 for the entire family
On December 12, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will invite visitors to four full hours of entertainment, all in the spirit of an old-fashioned community celebration, sponsored by D.J. Douglas, Mrs. Jackie Fowler, LMMM Trustee, and Stew Leonard’s. Hourly schedule Michael Graham Spring Valley Puppet Theater 1-2 p.m. This wonderful performance for children 5 and older will be followed by “The Three Wishes,” a folktale favorite flavored with a dash of dialogue and a generous helping of humor. Santa Claus Visits the Mansion 2-3 p.m. At the end of the puppet show, Santa Claus will be stepping into the Grand Entrance of the Mansion to greet children and read their wish lists before he heads back to the North Pole with his elves. Serendipity Chorale 3-3:30 p.m. The nationally acclaimed Serendipity Chorale of Southern Connecticut founded by Gigi Van Dyke, has been performing throughout the tri-state area since 1976. The Chorale, accompanied by pianist Barbara Hudgins, was named a “Connecticut Treasure” in 2000 by then Lt. Gov. Jodi Rell because of its dedication and time commitment as a volunteer group performing for schools, nursing homes and many organizations and nonprofit institutions in Connecticut. It is no surprise the Chorale was recognized by the national network CBS and the late Peter Jennings for its valued “service to all mankind.” Doll and Teddy Bear Victorian Tea Party 3:45-4:45 p.m. Seating limited - Reservations required by December 10. This is a chance for children to have lots of fun, dress up, and practice good etiquette, as the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum continues its tradition of High Tea during the Holiday Season. Volunteers dressed in Victorian costumes will serve tea, cider, and seasonal treats to children and their favorite doll, teddy bear, or stuffed animal. Proper attire for this very elegant, one-of-a-kind party is recommended. Girls and their dolls are more than welcome to wear their best tiaras and pearls. A prize will be given at the end of the event to the three most creative and interesting attires.