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June 2017
$10 - $12

Gardening as if the World Depends on Us

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Tovah Martin, Garden Author Worried about the world? Take action! Actually, just by being a gardener, you are already making a big difference. This lecture is filled with ideas from gardeners who rallied their acreage in backyards large and small. The results are ravishing—these gardens bristle with beauty and overflow with pride. With a trowel in hand, you can save the earth.

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$5 - $7

Summer Reading Club: A Sand County Almanac

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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First published in 1949 and praised by The New York Times as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land.

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July 2017

Museum Closed

July 4
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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$5 - $7

Summer Reading Club: Desert Solitaire

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Hailed by The New York Times as a passionately felt, deeply poetic book, the moving autobiographical work of Edward Abbey, considered the Thoreau of the American West, conveys his passion for the southwestern wilderness.

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Gallery Talk: Nature’s Nation: The Hudson River School

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Jenny Parsons, Assistant Curator Come learn how paintings by America’s first landscape painters such as Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Frederic Church reflect their unique “naturalist impulse,” including their direct observation of nature, their evolving ideas about American identity, and their interests in modern science. Painting: Thomas Cole (1801–1848), Study for “A Wild Scene,” 1831, Oil on canvas, 11 x 17 in., Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

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August 2017
$5 - $7

Summer Reading Club: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence."

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Gallery Talk: Truth to Nature: The American Pre-Raphaelites and Beyond

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Jenny Parsons, Assistant Curator Come hear Parsons discuss how artists like William Trost Richards and Fidelia Bridges were inspired by British critic John Ruskin to create landscapes, still lifes, and studies based on their meticulous observation of nature en plein air. Painting: Fidelia Bridges (1834–1923), Wild Roses Among Rye, 1874, Watercolor and gouache over pencil on heavy wove paper, 13 ½ x 9 in., Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

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September 2017
$5 - $7

Summer Reading Club: The Primal Place

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Layered excursions into the natural and human environs of the author's Cape Cod home. Finch begins at the window of his Brewster house, observing birds, ants, etc.--and then humans on his side of the glass.

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November 2017

Museum Closed

November 23
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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December 2017

Museum Closed

December 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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