Culture Connect Featured Event
The late 19th Century was one of tremendous change and invention in the United States. Curator Raechel Guest will discuss the dynamics that helped technology and scientific discovery flourish during the Victorian era in a lecture entitled, “Cures All: The Promise of New Technologies and Discoveries in the Victorian Era”.
Guest is the curator of the current exhibit at the Mansion, “What Is It? Technology and Discoveries of the Victorian Era". She will present the stories behind the exhibited objects, reveal the connections between them, and discuss why quack medicine flourished during the late nineteenth century. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. She is also the Executive Director and Curator of the Cornwall Historical Society.
This is the first in a series of lectures at the Mansion by curators and experts in the field of Victorian era innovation. The price includes lecture, lunch and choice of a mansion or exhibit tour. Lunch courtesy of Michael Gilmartin's Outdoor Cookers. The chair of the Lecture Committee is Mimi Findlay of New Canaan.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.