Ghost sightings, spiritualism, and talking to the dearly departed were pervasive practices in 19th century America, and will be unearthed, once again, at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum with a riveting and chilling program titled, Ghosts, Seances & the Great Beyond: Halloween Tours at the Mansion, chaired by LMMM volunteer Rose Carroll with a script written by docent Midge Lopat.
Tours will start on October 21, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT and run through Sun., Oct. 23 and again on Fri., Oct. 28 through Sun., Oct. 30. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $20 for non-members and $18 for members. For more information on Halloween Tours schedule visit: www.lockoodmathewsmansion.com.
In the Victorian era, most people believed it was possible to communicate with the dead, and consulting with mediums was part of a mourning ritual as well as a coping mechanism that even titans of industry, political leaders, and renowned scientists were known to explore, including Cornelius Vanderbilt, Queen Victoria, and Thomas Edison. The Mansion will open its doors to these ghosts of the past and share stories that will thrill and chill visitors of all ages. Beware of bumping into ghosts walking across the walls of the Mansion’s Period Rooms, as they see no obstacles, especially on Halloween.
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; 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.