The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum celebrates the Season with a Holiday Open House for all ages

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Dec. 14, 2014, 12:00 pm

295 West Avenue

On Sunday, December 14, 2014, 12-4 p.m. at 295 West Ave., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will partner with The Talent Education Suzuki School, the Matthew Surapine Studio, and North Pole’s Santa Claus to create a joyous and festive event and several hours of entertainment for people of all ages.

The two exhibits, A Magnificent Victorian Holiday at the Mansion and Hidden Treasures: Artifacts from the LMMM Collections will be on view and visitors will be able to walk throughout the first floor of the Mansion and enjoy the holiday decorations and the rare artifacts on display. Refreshments, courtesy of Stew Leonard’s, and a Doll & Teddy Bear Victorian Tea will capture, along with the event’s talented performers, the spirit and joyfulness of the season, while giving families an opportunity to enjoy the holiday magic surrounded by the timeless splendor of an iconic mansion.

Between 12:30 and 1:15 p.m., the event will feature eight talented musicians from the Suzuki School, who are also member of the Norwalk Youth Symphony, ranging from nine to twelve years old. They have been studying music for at least seven years and will perform a repertoire of classical music.

At 1:15 p.m. Santa Claus will make his way into the Music Room with his elves. A holiday favorite, he will spend a full hour at the Mansion greeting children and hearing their Christmas wishes before he heads back to the North Pole.

From 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. students from the Mathew Surapine Studio will perform a selection of holiday favorites, ranging from classical masterpieces to music from the Great American Songbook.

At 3:15 The Doll and Teddy Bear Victorian Tea will end the festivities with a flurry of tiaras, stuffed bears, and a bingo with lots of prizes. This event is a fun way for children to experience this National Historic Landmark right in their own backyard. We encourage children to bring a favorite stuffed animal or a doll and practice good etiquette, as the Mansion continues its tradition of High Tea during the holiday season. Seating for the Tea is limited, RSVP by December 7th. For Tea tickets reservations please email [email protected] or call 203-838-9799 ext. 4. General Admission to the Holiday Open House is $5, Tea tickets are $10.

The event is generously sponsored in part by Stew Leonard’s and Pierson & Smith. The Museum’s 2014 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: the Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown; The LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff’s, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation; and LMMM Sustainers: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit, e-mail [email protected], or call 203-838-9799. Tour hours: Wed.-Sun., noon- 4 p.m. (last tour starts at 3 p.m.). General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children, ages 8-18, $6.

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