NORWALK, Conn. -- Looking for a bargain or a secret treasure? You may find something special at the sixth annual Old-Fashioned Flea Market at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk on Sunday.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the museum at 295 West Ave.
More than 80 vendors will be offering a variety of items from new to vintage, including antiques, re-purposed furniture, collectibles, vintage jewelry, household items, clothing and toys. In addition, the museum has donated 10 booths to area nonprofits that will be exhibiting and be sharing their message with attendees.
While perusing the wares, shoppers will be able to view a display of antique and classic cars, have their children’s faces painted and enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork sandwiches at the all-American barbecue, courtesy of Michael Gilmartin Outdoor Cookers and Stew Leonard’s.
The museum’s gift shop will also be open where shoppers can find fall-holiday items and other gifts such as vintage costume jewelry, porcelain teacups, and books on Victorian era art and architecture. Proceeds from gift shop sales benefit the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.
General admission to the event is free. The museum will be open for mini-tours, with guests invited to walk throughout the museum’s period rooms on the first floor and enjoy the beauty of the Victorian era building for only $5. Docents will be available to answer any questions, and guests will have the chance to view the successful exhibit "What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era." which is closing Oct. 6.
The Old-Fashioned Flea Market is co-chaired by Linda S. DiMeglio of Redding and Lynne H. Byington of Norwalk.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Admittance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Children under 8 are admitted free. For more information, visit it website , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-838-9799.
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