Posted on June 9, 2022
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
June 11th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 18th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering special events as well as free or discounted admissions.
Visit www.ctvisit.com/ctopenhouseday for more information and a full listing of events.
Visit our beautiful skylit galleries and see the “Ship to Shore” marine art exhibition as well as a show by the Connecticut Pastel Society. Water All Around Us, our young artists’ show, is on view on our lower level.
The Florence Griswold Museum will be open free to the public. Celebrate art, history and nature in one place in the historic town of Old Lyme. Visitors can enjoy a new art exhibition, including “Bloom with a View,” floral arrangements that play off a selection of artworks, stroll lush, historic gardens and riverfront Artists’ Trail, and tour the historic Griswold House. Have you seen the dining room? There is no other room like it in America!
Located on the first floor of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, the Katharine Hepburn Museum presents an authentic view of the cultural and historical impact of Miss Hepburn and her family. Featured items include photographs from her life and career, her 1975 Primetime Emmy Award, handwritten letters to her family, costume and personal wardrobe pieces, and two of her paintings.
Join us for a complimentary craft beer tasting at Little Pub Old Saybrook. Sample the best offerings from the top local brewers and enjoy comments from the brewers themselves.
The Westbrook Historical Society will be open from 10am to 3pm. See a spinning wheel demonstration and learn how flax and wool get processed into thread and yarn. In the museum there will be a display of Aage Hogfeldt sculptures and artwork. Aage operated the Westbrook Art Gallery on Rt 1 which thrived in the 50s and 60s. The book “Westbrook History, Happenings and Hearsay” will be offed at a discount price.