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VIRTUAL LECTURE: The Great Windham Frog Fight

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Jamie Eves, Senior Curator, the Mill Museum

$12 (Members 10% discount)

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During the French and Indian War, an event occurred in Windham, CT, that became known as the Windham Frog Fight, or the Battle of the Frogs. The event was soon exaggerated for political purposes, and by the mid-1800s several versions had entered folklore. As time wore on, the people of Windham took the bullfrog as their mascot and symbol, and today “the art of the frog” can be found throughout the town — most notably as (much) larger than life statues created by the sculptor Leo Jensen that guard the entrances to Windham’s celebrated Frog Bridge.

Fun & Games? Leo Jensen’s Pop Art is on view at the Museum February 20–May 19.

Image: The Frog Pond as it appeared on a c. 1900 hand-colored post card. Photographer: Hiram Fenn of Willimantic, CT. From the collection of the Windham Textile and History Museum (the Mill Museum).
Fun & Games? Leo Jensen’s Pop Art has been made possible by generous support from CT Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The David T. Langrock Foundation, WSHU Public Radio, The Aeroflex Foundation, Mrs. Barbara Smith, Mr. Wayne Harms & Mrs. Barbara Harms, Mr. Jeb Embree & Mrs. Dianne Embree, as well as donors to the Annual Fund.

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No refunds for Broadway bus trips or Miss Florence’s Teas after transaction is complete. Refunds for programs over $20 are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds (less $20 fee) are offered for cancellations made prior to a program’s noted refund date. Programs without a refund date can be cancelled one hour prior to event. No refunds after program takes place. To request a refund or to transfer program fee into a donation, please email david@flogris.org. (Updated February 2022)

Details

Date:
April 18
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Phone
8604345542
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Organizer

Florence Griswold
Phone
(860) 434-5542
Email
frontdesk@flogris.org
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