The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host a social tea

NORWALK, CT — The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host its annual tea event, titled “Fashion Influencers Across History: Social Tea,” on November 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the museum, located at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk.

According to a press release provided by the museum, the event is co-chaired by LMMM trustees Pam Murrin and Victoria Vandamm and will include a luxurious whirlwind of delicious refreshments, a silent auction, a hat contest and a fascinating talk by a award-winning scholar. and author Kathleen Craughwell-Varda.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 for members and $65 for non-members. They can be purchased at www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

“This event is a unique way to enjoy the museum, have a fun and informative Sunday afternoon, and give back to a truly special cause,” Murrin said in a press release.

Murrin also spoke enthusiastically of “experiencing social engagement in this grand historic home, participating in a cultural moment about fashion and influential women, and enjoying fine refreshments courtesy of our generous network of supporters.”

Craughwell-Varda will introduce attendees to American fashion icons and current influencers who have defined American style today and throughout the centuries.

Without a monarchy to emulate, Americans have long been drawn to women who possessed style, charisma and grace, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis possessed those qualities in abundance, according to the museum.

The presentation, titled “Looking for Jackie: American Fashion Icons,” will offer an examination of American women who were the “Jackies” of their time; women who since the 1800s have had a similar impact on American fashion.

The lecture will reveal how these women’s distinctive personal styles captured the imagination of the American public and influenced popular fashion, according to the museum.

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