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Norwalk’s Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Hosts Flea Market

Visitors browse around the vendors at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2013 Old-fashioned Flea Market.
Visitors browse around the vendors at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2013 Old-fashioned Flea Market. Photo Credit: Brian Fischer
Visitors enjoy the Antique and Classic Car Show at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2013 Old-fashioned Flea Market.
Visitors enjoy the Antique and Classic Car Show at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2013 Old-fashioned Flea Market. Photo Credit: Brian Fischer
Sheri Longo, vendor of "Sweet Surprises," mans the booth at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2013 Old-fashioned Flea Market.
Sheri Longo, vendor of "Sweet Surprises," mans the booth at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2013 Old-fashioned Flea Market. Photo Credit: Brian Fischer

NORWALK, Conn. – Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host an Old Fashioned Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 295 West Ave. in Mathews Park in Norwalk with more than 80 vendors taking part.

Chairing the event is museum trustee Lynne Byington. Vendors will sell new and used items from furniture to jewelry, clothing to toys, and nearly everything in between.

“Whether you enjoy bargains, face painting or a stroll down memory lane, this is such an enjoyable event, as it offers something to everyone.” Byington said. “I am thrilled to chair this event and introduce this magnificent National Historic Landmark to a great number of our Norwalk visitors."

The event will also include an antique car show, swing and jazz music performances, and barbecue and other foods provided by Stew Leonard’s and Michael Gilmartin’s Outdoor Cookers Catering & Event Planning. The Bob Button Big band is set to play from noon to 1 p.m., and students from The Pop Music Academy in Stamford are slotted for 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Some of the booths, which were donated by the museum, will be occupied by local nonprofits that will share information about their organizations. The museum will be open for mini-tours from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 to walk through the first floor period rooms and see the Victorian-era mansion. Proceeds will benefit the museum.

Sponsors for the flea market are Fairfield County Bank, King Industries Inc. and City Carting. The educational programs at the event are sponsored by LMMM’s Founding Patrons, the estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, LMMM Sustainers, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners and the museum’s Distinguished Benefactors – Klaff’s, The Xerox Foundation and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.

For more information about the flea market or museum, visit the website at www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com , email to info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or cal 203-838-9799.

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