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CT Humanities Awards $4,999 Quick Grant To Norwalk's Lockwood Museum

The Connecticut Humanities has awarded a $4,999 Quick Grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in support of the new exhibit, "Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion."
The Connecticut Humanities has awarded a $4,999 Quick Grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in support of the new exhibit, "Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion." Photo Credit: Sarah Grote Photography

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk’s Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is receiving a $4,999 Quick Grant from Connecticut Humanities to pay for an exhibit that educates the public on the mansion and honors its 50th anniversary.

The exhibition is on display in the museum’s grand entrance and library. It continues through Nov. 20.

Today, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is a National Historic Landmark, but it almost was torn down in the 1960s. The mansion is using the grant from Connecticut Humanities to pay for a multimedia exhibition exploring the history of the mansion’s rescue from demolition in 1962 and honoring the 50th anniversary of the nonprofit’s founding in 1966.

Aside from Norwalk's Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, Connecticut Humanities is distributing a total of more than $16,000 in grant money to three other nonprofit organizations to support humanities-based programming.

Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. It administers a competitive grant pool made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly.

For more information on Norwalk's Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, click here.

For more information on Connecticut Humanities, click here.

Norwalk’s Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is at Mathews Park, 295 West Ave.

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