295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.
On Wednesday, 11 a.m. Prof. Richard Guy Wilson, will give a talk entitled, Edith Wharton's Gilded Age: Fiction and Architecture. This lecture will explore Edith Wharton's interest in the visual arts and how her houses impacted her fiction. One of the most celebrated American authors, Edith Wharton and her best-known novels-House of Mirth, Custom of the Country, and Age of Innocence-portrayed the complexities of American life during the Gilded Age. A book signing courtesy of Elm Street Books in New Canaan will follow the lecture. This will be the second in a series of lectures entitled, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion: Seventy-Four Years of Culture - Art, Life, and Love, 1864-1938 by curators and experts in the field of Victorian era material life. The lectures are $25 for members, $30 for non-members per session. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The price includes lecture, lunch, and a first floor Mansion tour. Lunch is courtesy of Michael Gilmartin's Outdoor Cookers. The chair of the Lecture Committee is Mimi Findlay of New Canaan. Please call (203) 838-9799, ext 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount package for the six remaining lectures.