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Travel Programs

Travel Programs Calendar

Day Trip: Mementos and More in Milton, Mass.

July 19 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Be among the first to visit the spectacular Eustis Estate, Historic New England’s newest house museum in Milton, MA with a guided tour.  Also receive a special introduction before touring the new exhibition “Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love” to discover jewelry’s unique role as a public display of personal history. A buffet lunch at

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Children’s Programs

Children's Programs Calendar

Art Colony Camp 1

June 26 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN FILLED. Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, Art Colony Campers investigate the Museum’s art exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more. Camps include a camp t-shirt, all art-making materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in a fun Art Show displaying the week of student projects for family and friends.

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Discovery Sundays

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All materials included. Be sure to stop at the Portable Art Studio on the grounds and check out an

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Museum Closed

July 4
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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Intensive Mini Camp for Middle School Students

July 5 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

This three-day mini camp is perfect for the middle school student who has an interest in art. Campers explore a variety of skill-building exercises. Camp includes a t-shirt, materials, and snacks.

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Discovery Sundays

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All materials included. Be sure to stop at the Portable Art Studio on the grounds and check out an

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Art Colony Camp 2

July 10 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

This Session is FULL
Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s ve-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, campers investigate the Museum’s exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more.

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Discovery Sundays

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All materials included. Be sure to stop at the Portable Art Studio on the grounds and check out an

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Art Colony Camp 3

July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

This Session is FULL
Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, campers investigate the Museum’s exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more. Camps include a t-shirt, all art-making materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in a fun art show displaying the week of student projects for family and friends.

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Discovery Sundays

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Why not make a painting this Sunday? Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center for a quick painting lesson before heading down to the river or out in the garden for an afternoon of plein-air painting. All materials included. Be sure to stop at the Portable Art Studio on the grounds and check out an

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Art Colony Camp 4

July 24 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

This Session is FULL
Creative kids explore the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony in their own colony of young artists at the Museum’s five-day camps. Geared for students entering grades 1-6, campers investigate the Museum’s exhibitions as well as paint, play games, and more. Camps include a t-shirt, all art-making materials, and daily snacks. Each week culminates in a fun art show displaying the week of student projects for family and friends.

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Adult Programs

Adult Programs Calendar
yoga at florence griswold

Yoga at the “Om” of American Impressionism

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

This outdoor summer series is designed for all levels of yoga and will focus on celebrating and exploring the art and beauty of mind-body connection. The class is designed for all body types (ages 10-100), providing basic connected poses and guided meditation. Sara Jascot and Noreen Czepiel, Certified Yoga Instructors. Please bring mat, towel, water

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Museum Closed

July 4
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371
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yoga at florence griswold

Yoga at the “Om” of American Impressionism

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

This outdoor summer series is designed for all levels of yoga and will focus on celebrating and exploring the art and beauty of mind-body connection. The class is designed for all body types (ages 10-100), providing basic connected poses and guided meditation. Sara Jascot and Noreen Czepiel, Certified Yoga Instructors. Please bring mat, towel, water

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The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Map Pursuit of Life on Earth

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

From the mid-eighteenth century to the early twentieth, a colorful band of amateur naturalists explored the most perilous corners of the planet to discover new life forms.

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Summer Reading Club: Desert Solitaire

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

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

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,”

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yoga at florence griswold

Yoga at the “Om” of American Impressionism

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

This outdoor summer series is designed for all levels of yoga and will focus on celebrating and exploring the art and beauty of mind-body connection. The class is designed for all body types (ages 10-100), providing basic connected poses and guided meditation. Sara Jascot and Noreen Czepiel, Certified Yoga Instructors. Please bring mat, towel, water

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An Artist Among Scientists: Frederic Church and Nineteenth-Century Landscape Painting

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

One of the most famous painters in the United States during the nineteenth century, Frederic Church created monumental landscapes of North and South America, the Arctic, and the Middle East that were celebrated for their extraordinary attention to detail.

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Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Zickefoose painted wild nestlings day by day, bearing witness to their swift growth. In this talk, she shares her influences and artistic process, a must-see for the aspiring natural history artist.

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Day Trip: Mementos and More in Milton, Mass.

July 19 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371

Be among the first to visit the spectacular Eustis Estate, Historic New England’s newest house museum in Milton, MA with a guided tour.  Also receive a special introduction before touring the new exhibition “Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love” to discover jewelry’s unique role as a public display of personal history. A buffet lunch at

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