295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.
On Saturday, new exhibit that will open on April 13, 2013. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will serve as the central theme for the Museum’s upcoming season. The exhibit, What Is It? Technologies & Discoveries of the Victorian Era, will launch an in-depth exploration of the Mansion’s heyday, when breakthroughs in technology and science transformed American society. The exhibit will examine the Mansion’s technological breakthroughs such as indoor plumbing, its sophisticated ventilation system, hot and cold running water and a burglar alarm system. Even President Lincoln’s White House was not as advanced in 1864, when Detlef Lineau, the Mansion’s architect, started the four-year construction project.
During the season, full tours at the mansion are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children and young adults (ages 8-18). Children under 8 are admitted free. Tour hours are 12- 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Tours are on the hour, and the last tour starts at 3 pm. For information on educational programs, events and rentals, call 203-838-9799 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org