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Norwalk Historical Society Celebrates Women's History Month With Lecture

Julia Belden Lockwood
Julia Belden Lockwood Photo Credit: contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- In celebration of Women's History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society will be presenting a new lecture entitled "The Life and Times of Julia Belden Lockwood," on Saturday, March 12.

Lockwood was born in the late 1800's, into a prominent family at a time when gender-specific roles dictated behavior, and women had few liberties. Julia could not vote or work in male dominated fields. How did Julia, a beautiful, highly educated and well to do woman, shape her life to become a modern-day woman and one of Norwalk's and Pasadena's best known philanthropist?

Join the Historical Society an insightful lecture celebrating Julia's life in the Museum she and her cousin, Manice de Forest Lockwood, donated the funds to build. The Museum honors their ancestors, as well as preserves Norwalk's rich history.

Local researcher and Norwalk Historical Commissioner, Holly Cuzzone, will make the presentation. She received a master's in biology and worked as a neurochemist before pursuing a career in archaeology. She received a certificate in Archeology as an Avocation from Norwalk Community College and a master's in archaeological studies from Yale.

Cuzzone's interest in historical research has led to local locations being placed on the state and national Registries of Historic Places. She is presently a Norwalk Historical Commissioner and enjoys researching Norwalk's history and the people who have contributed to Norwalk's growth.

Admission is free, but RSVP here, since seating is limited.

The lecture will begin at 2 p.m., at the new Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave., in Norwalk. The Museum is located next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.

The snow date is Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m.

For more information about the Historical Society, visit its website, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-846-0525.

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