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Florence Griswold’s Home: A Story of Perseverance and Community

The Florence Griswold House, once a private residence, also served as a finishing school for girls in the 19th century and the center of the Lyme Art Colony.


Connecticut Shore, Winter by John Henry Twachtman

Connecticut and American Impressionism

American Impressionists looked to a New England countryside like that in Connecticut for evidence of a stable, timeless order beneath the dazzle of the ephemeral.


Roger Tory Peterson, European starlings

Artist Roger Tory Peterson, a Champion for the Natural World

July 27, 2021 • Arts, Environment, Old Lyme, Science

Artist, author, and influential conservationist Roger Tory Peterson pioneered the modern age of bird watching with his 1934 book, A Field Guide to the Birds.


Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson Dies – Today in History: July 28

July 28, 2020 • Arts, Old Lyme, Science

On July 28, 1996, ornithologist and artist Roger Tory Peterson died in Old Lyme.


Video – Florence Griswold Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Florence Griswold, an Old Lyme native who fostered the impressionist art movement in Connecticut.


Hamilton making adjustments to his biplane, 1911

Looking Back: the First “Aero Planes”

New flying machines drew excited crowds to the 1911 opening of a new bridge between Saybrook and Old Lyme.


Over Time: Old Lyme’s Historical Population

June 4, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Old Lyme

Census data, from colonial times on up to the present, is a key resource for those who study the ways in which communities change with the passage of time.


Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Florence Griswold Museum

March 7, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Arts, Old Lyme

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources


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