1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk Join us!
- Space is limited - please RSVP here.
Just 30 minutes south of Ridgefield, The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a breathtaking Civil War era country house built by renowned financier and railroad tycoon LeGrand Lockwood. The Mansion is a “technological marvel” of its time with indoor plumbing, gas lighting, and a central heating system. Join us for a 90-minute tour led by trained docents of this outstanding National Historic Landmark. The guides lead you through the ornate and beautifully restored ground level and then, in a surprise move, take you upstairs for a behind-the-scenes view of the dilapidated and unrestored second floor.
In addition to the house tour, the Museum is presenting the exhibition From Corsets to Suffrage: Victorian Women Trailblazers, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, in celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The exhibition shows local, regional, and national efforts for women to gain the vote through the lens of women’s fashion, from restrictive period garments to the generally loose-fitting and more revealing flapper dresses.
This tour is the first presentation of Votes for Women, a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that the Historical Society is embarking on in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library, the League of Women Voters, and the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, and the Drum Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.