/ SUMMER 2013
Wertheimer guided the museum in the restoration of the gardens and site to its appearance circa 1910. Miss Florence’s garden was referred to today as a “grandmother’s garden” in which masses of flowers were informally arranged in bordered beds close to home. Varieties of hollyhock, iris, foxglove, heliotrope, phlox, cranesbill, and day lilies were among the many perennials that made up her garden. The museum is located on an 11-acre site 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme. $10, adults; $9, seniors; $8, students; children 12 and under, free. www.flogris. org; (860) 434-5542.
7. PLANT SALE BY THE FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM’S GARDEN GANG.
8. NO SMALL COURAGE!
8. ANTICIPATOR DAY.
8. MUSTER DAY.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Heirloom perennials, unusual annuals, and fascinating succulents range from $5 to $50. Many are similar to those found in Miss Florence’s historic garden. Proceeds benefit the museum’s garden projects. 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme. www.flogris.org; (860) 434-5542.
Prudence Crandall Museum Lecture Series, 1-3:30 p.m., Canterbury. Friends of the Prudence Crandall Museum present: Connecticut Appellate Attorney Wesley W. Horton, “How State v. Crandall Unfortunately Supported the Decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford.” Lecture takes place at the Canterbury First Congregational Church, 6 South Canterbury Road. Reception and conversation follows at the John Carter House, 5 South Canterbury Road. $6, includes museum admission. (860) 546-7800.
To celebrate the installation of Anticipator, a new, natureinspired outdoor sculpture, the Florence Griswold Museum will host Anticipator Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Activities, which are free with admission, include hands-on crafts from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dancing A, B, C, with L’Ana Burton at 2 p.m. Visitors can join Burton for a self-expressive dance class on the grounds. Inspired by the alphabet, Burton will lead families with children around the grounds to discover letters and shapes in nature to be used in a final dance. 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme. www.flogris.org; (860) 434-5542.
Witness the sights and sounds of a re-created early 19th-century Muster Day, as Old Sturbridge Village militia members fire their muskets and