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Norwalk Talk To Focus On The History Of Board Games

A lecture on board games in America's history will be held in Norwalk.
A lecture on board games in America's history will be held in Norwalk. Photo Credit: provided

NORWALK, Conn. -- Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host a lecture on the golden age of board games on Wednesday.

The talk entitled “Chromolithography and the Golden Age of Board Games,” will be presented by Margaret K. Hofer, curator of decorative arts at the New-York Historical Society. The presentation begins at 11 a.m.

In this illustrated lecture, Hofer will consider the games that entertained Americans focusing on the 1880s and ‘90s, when firms like McLoughlin Brothers produced games for a burgeoning middle-class audience.

Hofer discusses these games through a look into the values, beliefs, and aspirations of a nation undergoing tremendous change.

The lecture is part of a series of lectures at the museum on “Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era.”

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark is at 295 West Ave. in Norwalk.

For more information or to reserve a lecture spot go to www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com , e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.

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