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Senator Duff Presents Connecticut Humanities Grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

NORWALK, CT – Today, Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) presented the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum with a Connecticut Humanities Grant for $20,000. The grant will cover the cost of a new exhibit entitled, "Health, Healing & Addiction in 19th Century America," which will open in the beginning of May. Since 1995, the Connecticut General Assembly has provided funding to Connecticut Humanities to deliver grants and support services for institutions in the humanities, such as libraries, museums, and historical and cultural societies and associations.

"The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a historic landmark in Norwalk's history," said Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk). "Throughout the years, dedicated volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly to preserve the mansion and create educational programs and exhibits that bring to life art, history, and science for all ages. I'm thrilled that this CT Humanities grant will help cover the cost of their new exhibit and allow for further educational opportunities for the Norwalk community."

"The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Board of Trustees and I are very grateful to CT Humanities, Senator Duff, who has been a staunch supporter of our institution for many years, and all our legislators who support crucial funding to our state and national humanities," said Susan Gilgore, Executive Director of the Lockwood-Mathews Museum. "This fascinating and very timely exhibition will look at healthcare in the 19th century and connect visitors to the evolution of modern medicine as we know it today."

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the United States built by LeGrand Lockwood from 1864-1868. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum of Norwalk aims to make art, history, and science accessible to all.

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