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Author Steve Berry To Keynote Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Gala

From the left: Gala Co-Chair Joseph Passero, LMMM Exec. Director Susy Gilgore, Linda Fontaine, Elizabeth Ball, Linda Gates, Dana Weinberg, co-Chair Michael DiScala, Midge Lopat and Mimi Findlay.
From the left: Gala Co-Chair Joseph Passero, LMMM Exec. Director Susy Gilgore, Linda Fontaine, Elizabeth Ball, Linda Gates, Dana Weinberg, co-Chair Michael DiScala, Midge Lopat and Mimi Findlay. Photo Credit: Provided

NORWALK, Conn. – New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry will keynote the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s black-tie gala and exhibition preview at 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Mystery at Elm Park: The Mansion’s Pen and Inkwell Gala will feature cocktails, a dinner prepared by Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers, and a silent auction.

Berry will be on site to meet guests and promote his new novel, The Lincoln Myth as well as supporting the History Matters Foundation. It was created by Berry and his wife, Elizabeth, to further historic preservation. All proceeds will support the museum’s fund raising efforts.

“This is an exciting evening where our generous supporters and people from all across the region can come together to celebrate history, the arts, and a national historic landmark that is one of Connecticut's most vibrant and treasured destinations,” said Joe Passero, gala co-chair, in a press release.

Guests also can preview the mansion’s new exhibit, Hidden Treasures: Artifacts from the LMMM Collection, featuring pieces reflecting the lifestyles of the mansion’s former occupants. It includes a silver inkwell with cherubs designed by Tiffany & Co.

Gala tickets cost $200 for rotunda seats and $150 for the adjoining room. To purchase tickets, call 203-838-9799 ext. 4, or email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com. The Museum’s Gala is sponsored by M.F. DiScala & Co. Inc., Klaff’s, Mimi and David Findlay Jr., People’s United Bank, and Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is located at 295 West Ave. Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Children under 8 are admitted free. For more information about the museum and its programs, click here .

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