/ SUM­MER 2013

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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

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