September 24 through November 1

Virtual Faerie Village

  • 🎫 MUSEUM admission is available with 24-hour advance online ticketing only. 🎫

Thank you to all who participated in our Virtual Faerie Village! We hope you had a great time.

Wee TV is forever! View programs anytime and share with friends through the link below.

Wee Faerie Village, the Museum’s month-long family-friendly event scheduled for October will be going virtual in 2020.

Wee Faerie Village, an outdoor installation of faerie houses created by artists and designers, is a much-anticipated fall outing for visitors across the region. Due to ongoing health risks associated with large crowds amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with guidance from the State of Connecticut, this year’s Wee Faerie Village theme, Folly Woods – Awesome Wee Faerie Architecture has been postponed to October of 2021, when the Museum’s usual 12,000+ visitors can experience in person the magic of the faerie artists’ enchanting creations.
But don’t despair! After the success of the Museum’s online camp and other virtual programs, Museum staff are sure that there is faerie fun to be had safely at home. “The faerie fun will not be diminished by bringing the festivities to the virtual world,” says Museum Director Becky Beaulieu. “What will be missed is staff seeing the joy of our visitors. So we’re hoping for a lot of social media posts and pictures of the at-home fun!”
The Museum wishes to thank the artists who have been working tirelessly on their creations for Folly Woods – Awesome Wee Faerie Architecture. They have graciously agreed to present their work next year. 
Virtual Faerie Village will be available at FlorenceGriswoldMuseum.org and VirtualFaerieVillage.org September 24 through November 1.

Virtual Faerie Village
is generously supported by Art Bridges, the ForGood Fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, and the Joffray Family.

Wee TV

Wee TV

Watch episodes of our free brand new TV show featuring faerie crafts, special guests, memories of Wee Faerie Villages past, and lots of surprises.

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Contest Winners and Craft Club Corner

Contest Winners and Craft Club Corner

A gathering place for all of your beautiful faerie crafts made at home! Submit your photos to Tammi@FloGris.org!

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Wee Faerie Super Fan Club

Wee Faerie Super Fan Club

When you sign up as a Wee Faerie Super Fan Club Member you will receive a special-limited edition bonus sized “Corinne-Thea” or “Virtual” pin as well as a “Virtual” holographic sticker.

Wear your Super Fan pin to next year’s FOLLY WOODS in 2021, you’ll receive special FAN-fare including VIP attention (bells, claps, cheers) and a surprise gift!!!

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At the Museum through November 1 - Ariel's Aviary

While you are on the Museum’s grounds, please wear and mask and maintain distance from other visitors.

Although Wee Faerie Village 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19, the Museum invited one team to install their FOLLY WOODS folly based on the timeliness of its message. We look forward to sharing the other creative installations with you next October, 2021.

Ariel’s Aviary

Creative Team: William and Ian Evertson, Teri and Flip Prestash, Vincent A. Peppito, Cynthia and Roger Abraham, Nancy and Jed Dolde, Nancy and Lance Crouch

Sometime after the 2020 global pandemic, Ariel and her faerie friends find a New World hatchling in an abandoned aviary. The faeries understand the importance of their discovery and the opportunity it presents to create a brand-new world where humans will have a second chance to be kinder to the environment and each other. While the aviary is beautiful, it doesn’t offer much protection for the hatchling. The faeries build their homes in a circle around it and vow to do their part to protect the new emerging world. Look into the gazing ball.

Can you find the key to a kinder new world?

At the Museum through November 1 - Faerie Scavenger Hunt

While you are on the Museum’s grounds, please wear and mask and maintain distance from other visitors.

Can you find all 32 faeries from past villages flitting around the grounds and gardens?

 

Wee Faerie Village 2015

Wee Faerie Village 2015

Wee Faerie Village 2013

Wee Faerie Village 2013

Wee Faerie Village 2012

Wee Faerie Village 2012


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Artists work nearly year-round to bring visitors their extraordinary creations. Get to know the Wee Faerie Village Artists — biographies, photos and past creations.

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