The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Arts & Culture

Help families and children celebrate the holidays at the Lockwood-Mathews and enjoy the beauty and grandeur of the first Mansion ever built! Did you know that the first Christmas tree was only a few feet high? During the Victorian era, Christmas, like other elements of American life, was transformed by new technologies and evolving traditions. The exhibition will tell the story of the families that lived at the Mansion, how they celebrated the holidays, and highlight the evolution of Christmas.

Let’s Share A Magnificent Victorian Holiday at the Historic Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum!

Arts & Culture

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is crowdfunding the cost to set up a historic holiday exhibit! During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Christmas, like other elements of American social and material life, was transformed by new technologies and evolving traditions. The exhibition will tell the story of the families that lived at the Mansion, how they celebrated the holidays, and highlight the Christmas tree tracing back its origins and evolution. The exhibit will display trees adorned with historic decorations, mantles festooned with period greens and fruits, a selection of vintage toys and games, and costumes worn during the holiday season.
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  • $300 Donated
  • 12 Days to go