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Architectural Historian John Tschirch will talk about two Newport, R.I. architectural masterpieces, Chateau-sur-Mer (1852) and the Isaac Bell House (1883), on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk. The lecture will be followed by a luncheon and a tour of the Mansion. Chateau-sur-Mer and the Isaac Bell House in Newport, R.I. reflect the excellence in design and craftsmanship of Newport architecture in the period 1850-1880. Redesigned by Richard Morris Hunt in the 1870s, Chateau-sur-Mer features interior details such as stenciling, Florentine leatherwork and Aesthetic Movement wallpapers. The Isaac Bell House is a masterpiece of the American Shingle Style and reflects the highly experimental nature of the architects McKim, Mead and White's early work with its careful blending of fusion of design elements from a variety of historical and exotic sources. John Tschirch is an architectural historian specializing in the evolution of historic houses and the Architectural Historian and Director of Museum Affairs for The Preservation Society of Newport County, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Newport's architectural heritage. The lecture is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Preservation Alliance, Inc. to further its mission by providing educational programs on cultural history and historic preservation. LMMM programs are made possible in part by a generous contribution from the Xerox Foundation. For lecture information and reservations, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 203-838-9799 ext. 4. Admission: $25 non-members, $20 members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion. RSVP by Nov. 7.