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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.

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Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson Dies – Today in History: July 28

July 28, 2017 • Arts, Old Lyme, Science

On July 28, 1996, ornithologist and artist Roger Tory Peterson…

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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.

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Roger Tory Peterson, European starlings

Artist Roger Tory Peterson, a Champion for the Natural World

July 28, 2015 • Arts, Environment, Old Lyme, Science

“The philosophy that I have worked under most of my life is that the serious study of natural history is an activity which has far-reaching effects in every aspect of a person’s life,” said Roger Tory Peterson, an artist, author, and influential conservationist whose own life epitomized this belief.

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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.

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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.

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Connecticut Shore, Winter by John Henry Twachtman

Connecticut and American Impressionism

French Impressionists celebrated their new modern lives, but American Impressionists looked instead to a New England countryside like that in Connecticut for evidence of a stable, timeless order beneath the dazzle of the ephemeral.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Florence Griswold Museum

March 7, 2013 • Arts, Hide Featured Image, 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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