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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to Host Virtual Starlit Gala featuring an Award Presentation and a talk by Glenn McGee, PhD, renowned expert on bioethics

October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$50 – $100

On Oct. 17, 2020 at 8 p.m., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will hold a virtual Starlit Gala co-chaired by Trustees Trudy Dujardin and Mickey Koleszar. The Mansion will honor David Westmoreland, a longstanding and key supporter of LMMM and its preservation. The event will include a catered dinner, silent auction and special presentation by award-winning expert on bioethics, Glenn E. McGee, PhD.

Revolutionary advances in biomedical science promise longer life, and its pursuit has become a 1 trillion-dollar industry, while the pursuit of immortality is consuming the fortunes of a wide array of Silicon Valley billionaires and at the heart of institutes at MIT and Harvard. But do you really want to live forever?

Dr. McGee will look at a few examples of such technology, and the ethical, legal and social questions they pose. Dr. McGee is the author of three books, The Perfect Baby: A Pragmatic Approach to Genetics; Beyond Genetics; and Bioethics for Beginners, and over 100 articles. He founded and served for 11 years as editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Bioethics, the leading publication in its field. He has served on the board of directors of the American Society for Bioethics and over a dozen federal and state advisory panels. He received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Cellular and Molecular Devices Advisory Panel Outstanding Service Award. Dr. McGee currently serves as Deputy Provost for the University of New Haven and received a B.A. from Baylor University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Born in Houston, Texas, David Westmoreland graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Computer Science and worked for 23 years in the field of Information Technology at major corporations, such as American Airlines and Arrow Electronics. He completed his Master of Landscape Architecture degree at Cornell University in 2006, is a registered landscape architect and co-owner, with Mike Mushak, of Tuliptree Site Design, Inc. in Norwalk, Conn. David currently serves as Chairman of the Second Taxing District Commission (SNEW), Redevelopment Agency Commissioner and on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors, among others.

David has served as chairman of the City of Norwalk’s Historical Commission, overseeing the relocation and development of the new Historical Society Museum, renovations of the buildings and park at Mill Hill and three city-owned cemeteries, along with the historic buildings at Mathews Park, including the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.

For more information on the Gala, visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

Tickets for the event are $50 or $100 with dinner.


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Norwalk, CT 06850 United States
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