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Discovery Sundays

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission! Family fun every Sunday.

VIRTUAL LECTURE: The Intemperate Watermelon: Racism and Excess in Still Lifes of Fruit

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Shana Reisig, Assistant Professor of Art History, Kent State University $10 (members 10% discount) Purchase tickets here Watermelons were a rowdy fruit in American art; they were shown leaking juice, vomiting seeds, and sliding across tables in still-life representations. The fruit’s reputation as messy and hard to control no doubt influenced artistic representations as...

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ANNUAL FLORAL EVENT: Blooms with a View: A Display of Art & Flowers

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission Visitors enjoy stunning flower arrangements by floral artists interpreting works of art in the Griswold House, the Marshfield House, and in the exhibition Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness.

Garden Luncheon 2022

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Our beloved annual Garden Luncheon returns in person to the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum!

CT Open House Day

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Celebrate the 17th annual statewide Open House Day on the grounds of the Museum with free admission!

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ANNUAL FLORAL EVENT: Blooms with a View: A Display of Art & Flowers

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission Visitors enjoy stunning flower arrangements by floral artists interpreting works of art in the Griswold House, the Marshfield House, and in the exhibition Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness.

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ANNUAL FLORAL EVENT: Blooms with a View: A Display of Art & Flowers

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission Visitors enjoy stunning flower arrangements by floral artists interpreting works of art in the Griswold House, the Marshfield House, and in the exhibition Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness.

Recurring

Discovery Sundays

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free with Museum Admission! Family fun every Sunday.

VIRTUAL LECTURE: Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Dana Sherwood, Artist-in-Residence $10 (members 10% discount) Purchase tickets here Over the past decade, Dana Sherwood's art has pioneered an approach to understanding humans’ relationship to wild nature through her experiments with cross-species communication. In this talk the artist will share insights from her artistic journey around the globe, using food as a conduit...

ADULT CRAFTING EVENT: Art•Bar Happy Hour: Creative Journaling

with Julie Garvin Riggs, Manager of Youth Education & Outreach  $25 (members 10% discount) Purchase tickets here The Museum’s Art•Bar combines creativity with light fare and libations. Join Julie Riggs for a fun and creative project. Design a colorful 3-D cover of your own journal as well as assemble pages for ongoing creative expression. All...

GARDEN EVENT: Herbal Teas for Health & Happiness

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

with Leslie Evans, Director, Avery-Copp House Museum, Groton, CT $20 (members 10% discount); limited to 18 participants Purchase tickets here Spend the afternoon with Evans learning the history of special herbs and spices used in delicious tea blends. Choose the herbs based on the desired health and happiness outcomes. Participants will learn about tea, drink...

JAZZ & POETRY EVENT: Juneteenth Celebration

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Free Event Between 1670 and 1820 more than 200 enslaved African American and indigenous people labored in the historic town of Lyme. Today, Witness Stones along Lyme Street mark former sites of enslavement and indentured servitude. The Juneteenth celebration takes place on the grounds of the Museum and features music by the Nat Reeves Jazz...

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