Travel to Old Lyme with the Mattatuck Museum

Waterbury, CT… The Mattatuck Museum is pleased to host a day-long art trip to beautiful Old Lyme, Connecticut on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Developed in conjunction with the Mattatuck’s current exhibition, Tea Day 1931: The Art Community at Old Lyme, spend a summer day in bucolic Old Lyme and visit the Florence Griswold Museum for a guided tour of The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and The Garden Movement and the Griswold Boarding House for artists built circa 1910. After lunch in the museum’s TeaDay1931Dangremond Room served by Café Flor, we will be led in en plein air sketching activity overlooking the river. The day also includes a visit to the Lyme Art Association and the Jeff Cooley Gallery. Fees for this trip are $100 for Members and $125 for Non-members. The fee includes transportation, admission, lunch and gratuity. Bus departs Pomperaug Woods in Southbury at 8:00 a.m. and the Mattatuck Museum at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to return to Waterbury around 6:00 p.m.

For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites (

Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.


“We discovered many exciting art treasures and jewels, and enjoyed the opportunity to have this affordable overview of [Connecticut’s] riches,” said pass-holders Kay and Stephen of Long Island, NY.

The Connecticut Art Trail Art Pass is the ideal gift for locals and visitors alike, making for a valuable cultural experience over the course of one year for all generations. To purchase an Art Pass, fill out the form online at 

About the Connecticut Art Trail

The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between eighteen world-class museums and historic sites, created to promote Connecticut’s rich cultural assets as part of a travel experience.

The Trail was launched in 1995 as the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail, celebrating Connecticut’s ten museums and historic sites that highlighted American Impressionism. In 2005, the member museums voted to expand its membership beyond Impressionism to include even more quality museums and historic sites, increasing the membership to nineteen today. This strategic initiative was accomplished in order to reach a broader audience and showcase the diversity of collections within the state. The Connecticut Art Trail also offers the Art Pass, granting visitors one-day access to each museum along the trail for a small fee. More information about the Art Trail can be found online at and on