Exhibits at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Eating Off The Landscape: The Farrington-Lockwood Dessert Service

Curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox • Design by Scott Kuykendall

This exhibit highlights the exquisite French porcelain dessert service (1873) from the Farrington-Lockwood collection. Twenty-one pieces were selected, each hand-painted with English scenes and famous buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle.

Discover its history and test your knowledge as you play, “Can You Find Me?,” where you will be given a hint about the building and asked to find the plate.

Take home a recipe card for “Old Fashioned Pound Cake”!

Elizabeth (Betsy) Pratt Fox has assisted institutions with exhibition planning and implementation, institutional assessments and planning and collection assessment. Prior to forming her consulting company in 1997, she worked at the Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut Landmarks, Wadsworth Atheneum and The Connecticut Historical Society. Her projects have won awards from the Connecticut Humanities Council, Decorative Arts Society and the Association for the Study of State and Local History. The Connecticut League of History Organizations selected her to present several full-day workshops on curatorship and collection care and management and exhibition development. She served on the Board of the Connecticut League of History Organizations. She is a Mentor for the StEPS-CT program, an advisor for the Peer Advisor Network at the Connecticut Office of Culture and Tourism and chairs the Cheshire Historic District Commission. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and a M.A. in Art History from Tulane University.

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is located at 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, and is open Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-4pm, and during special events and by appointment for Self-Guided Tours. Enter from Norwalk City Hall parking area. The Museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors.

For more information on how to book a self-guided tour, please visit the NHS Event Calendar page.