Discovery Sundays Kick Off April 3 at the Florence Griswold Museum

DiscoverySun8OLD LYME, CT – On Sunday, April 3, 2016 the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme invites visitors to shake off any leftover winter blues and celebrate the beginning of Discovery Sundays. In addition to the popular “Make-A-Painting” activities, where visitors of all ages use the Museum’s supplies to create their own masterpieces, Discovery Sundays now include an outdoor Art Cart that guides families to explore the grounds and its connection to the artists who famously painted there.

In addition, seasonal buildings including the Chadwick Studio and the Rafal Landscape Center open for the season. And who knows! With any luck you’ll find some pops of color starting in the garden! The Museum is open every Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. and all activities are included with admission. Children 12 and under are always free.

At 2 p.m. on April 3, seed aficionado and Managing and Creative Director of the Hudson Valley Seed Library Ken Greene presents, “The Seedy Business: The Art of Seed Stewardship,” a talk about their company that offers heirloom and open-pollinated seeds for vegetable, flower, and herb varieties. If every seed is a story, then every garden is a work of art bringing seed stories to life. The company works with artists to transform each packet of seeds into a creative keepsake. Seeds are available for purchase in the Museum Shop. The lecture is free with admission.

DiscoverySundayPaintOutsideAbout The Florence Griswold Museum

The Florence Griswold Museum is known as the Home of American Impressionism. In addition to the restored Florence Griswold House, where the artists of the Lyme Art Colony lived, the Museum features a modern exhibition gallery, education center, landscape center, extensive gardens, and a restored artist’s studio.

The Museum is located at 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, exit 70 off I-95 and is open year round Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 students, and free to children 12 and under.

For more information, visit the Museum’s website or call 860-434-5542 x 111.

Media Contact: Tammi Flynn, Director of Marketing 860-434-5542 x 109