The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, will open a new permanent exhibit curated by Museum Consultant Stacey Danielson titled, A Century of Dolls, showcasing the Museum’s antique and vintage doll and toy furniture collections. Admission to the exhibit is included with the purchase of a 90-minute Guided Tour ticket. Tickets will range from $0-20. Tours run Wed.-Sun., beginning at 12 p.m. For tour schedules and tickets please visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.
Displayed in the Mansion’s Apricot Suite on the second floor, dolls on view will represent the artistry of doll makers, including 1850s porcelain, European doll making in its heyday during the late 19th century, and Madame Alexander dolls of literary characters and famous movie personalities that gained popularity in the 1930s. Enchanting vignettes including “A Garden Tea Party”, “Baking Cookies”, and “Choir Practice” will portray the fascinating history of dolls and doll making in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.
Ms. Danielson said: “The captivating faces of these dolls express remarkable craftsmanship while evoking memories of childhood playthings."
The 2022 Season is made possible by CT Humanities with generous funding provided by Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature and LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown; LMMM’s Leadership Patrons: The Sealark Foundation; and LMMM’s 2022 Season Distinguished Benefactors: The City of Norwalk, The Maurice Goodman Foundation and Lockwood-Mathews Foundation, Inc.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark.