295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum at 295 West Avenue will host its fourth Annual Victorian Tea, May 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Mansion. The event will feature English tea ceremony expert and celebrity caterer Carol Timpanelli, owner of the Royal Tea Company of Trumbull, CT. She has catered for Martha Stewart and Tommy Hilfiger among others. Ms. Timpanelli's English tea will include a wide selection of desserts, sandwiches, traditional scones and cream and her signature chocolate toffee trifle. "The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is one of the most significant Gilded Age mansions in the U.S. and a very elegant venue for a formal tea," said Publisher of Cottages & Gardens Publications, Marianne Howatson, event chair. "LMMM's annual Victorian tea is also a delightful event where families and friends get together to enjoy a cherished tradition while supporting a National Historic Landmark." The event will also feature harpist Katie Critelli. Katie has received two prestigious Gold Cup awards for excellence from the American Harp Society at Fairfield University's Young Musicians Festival. Before leaving Darien to attend University of Pennsylvania, she was a harpist with the Norwalk Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra for three and a half years, played in the Western Regional Orchestra in 2009 and was a member of the Darien High School Orchestra. The event is sponsored by Cottages & Gardens Publications, AT&T, The Bank of New Canaan, and LMMM's 2012 Season's Distinguished Benefactors, Xerox, Klaff's, The Maurice Goodman Foundation and Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown. For reservations contact: firstname.lastname@example.org-- 203-838-9799 ext. 4--Admission: $45 non-members $35 members 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.