| Apr 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
News that New London is planning a $100 million Coast Guard Museum was reported with the finality one might expect if someone had won the lottery. Facts don't lie. But this report was a puff piece, based on a rollout, based on a wish and a prayer....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Geek out on Star Wars Day by spreading the message of the Force at these local events:
Star Wars Day Celebration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Free. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, (203) 245-3959, rjjulia.com.
Free Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Arts on 9: June 7, 6-8 p.m. Businesses in Ninth Square, New Haven, on9newhaven.com.
Blessing of the Fleet: June 9, 1 p.m. New Haven Harbor at Long Wharf, Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, ssaanewhaven.com.
Campfire and Night Hike: June 8, 6 p.m. Common...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Sunday marks the 10th annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. Fourteen lush and floral outdoor spots count themselves as members, and quite a few of them fall in our neck of the woods. Contact each site directly for more info about any special events...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Get the family out of the house this weekend. Old Lyme's Florence Griswold Museum hosts a Winder Wonderment Weekend on Feb. 9 and 10. On both days, visitors will be able to view the museum's newest exhibit, Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North. Hands-on...
| Sep 29, 2011
American photographer Walker Evans left an indelible mark on this country's history with his striking images of squalor and poverty during the Great Depression. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme will be exhibiting some of Evans' most famous pieces,...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:55 AM
The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans
Through Jan. 29, 2012, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542
"Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."
So advised Walker Evans (1901-1975), who knew...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Hidden Treasures is a film that showcases some of the treasures within the national treasure that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Alexandra Isles, the maker of the film, together with Yale Kneeland, a former Objects Curator at the Met,...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:00 PM
The post-Thanksgiving season has barely begun, but those of you itching for a bit of Christmas cheer can scratch it this week. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme celebrates in style with its annual festival The Magic of Christmas, A Holiday...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 10:00 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis.
ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:31 AM
The Milford food scene gets beefed up with the fourth location (joining those in West Hartford, Glastonbury and Simsbury) of Plan B Burger Bar (1638 Boston Post Road, Milford; 860-231-9928, planbburger.com), set to open this week. Plan B boasts a menu...