Those looking for a find, or a hidden treasure have the opportunity on Sunday, September 15th at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s sixth annual Old-Fashioned Flea Market. The event will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm on the grounds of the Museum, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk.
More than 80 vendors will be offering a variety of items from new to vintage, including antiques, repurposed furniture, collectibles, vintage jewelry, household items, clothing, and toys. In addition, the Museum has donated 10 booths to area nonprofits that will 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 barbeque, 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 where guests are 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.
There will be docents 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 that is closing shortly thereafter on October 6th.
Sponsors of the event include King Industries, Outdoor Cookers Catering and Event Planning, and Stew Leonard's. The Old-Fashioned Flea Market is co-chaired by Linda S. DiMeglio of Redding and Lynne H. Byington of Norwalk.
The Mansion’s Flea Market Committee is accepting items for its fundraising White Elephant table. Donations of items in good condition in the following categories will be accepted: antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, clothing, and toys. The Mansion cannot accept electronics, cameras, furniture or books.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. For more information at Lockwood-Mathews or call (203) 838-9799.