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Tesla Accelerates Efforts to Sell Cars in Connecticut

Round 2 set between electric carmaker, state car dealers

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Litchfield Distillery Taps New Market

Litchfield Distillery Taps New Market

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Weekend Best Bets: Beer & MacChilifest, Iliza Shlesinger & Monster Jam

Kick off Super Bowl Sunday with fun events this weekend, including Iliza Shlesinger at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Super Beer Saturday in Ansonia and MacChilifest in Westport

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'Shatner's World' Coming to Foxwoods Casino Feb. 6

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Winter Warmups: 9 Ways to Escape the Cold in CT

Winter Warmups: 9 Ways to Escape the Cold in CT

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One Designer Is Turning Connecticut Road Kill Into Fashion

Pamela Paquin is on a mission to turn the casualties of the open road into high fashion.

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George Street Studio Celebrates 40 Years of Community Art

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The Rooster Company in Newington has hit a culinary jackpot with a menu firmly focused on poultry.

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Health & Science

Did Henry VIII have CTE, Same Disease as NFL Players?

Did Henry VIII have CTE, Same Disease as NFL Players?

Yale researchers say head injuries suffered by the legendary monarch likely contributed to his health and behavioral problems later in life.

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A Connecticut Woman’s Tragedy Inspires Breakthroughs in Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment at Yale

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Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude at Mystic Seaport

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An award-winning exhibit chronicles the decades spanning quest to determine longitude at sea.

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Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

Event Date/Time

Apr 17, 2013 to Oct 6, 2013
12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Description

Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

      Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th   through October 6, 2013.  What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.

       Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more.  They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa.  Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.

            The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest.  Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor.  Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.  

            The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year.  CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate.  Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.

            The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.  The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Cost Admittance $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 for children, under 8 free
Location

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorLockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Phone203-838-9799ext4
Contact nameSusan Gilgore
Contact emailsgilore@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com
Websitehttp://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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