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Miss Florence and the Artists of Old Lyme

Miss Florence and the Artists of Old Lyme
By Arthur Heming and illustrated by James Stevenson
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Florence Griswold Museum (2022)
ISBN-10: 1-8808-9724-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-880897-33-1
Product Size: 0.4 x 8 x 9.6 inches

We are pleased to announce the third edition of Miss Florence and the Artists of Old Lyme by Arthur Heming. This updated edition adds 16 pages of text and photos compiled and written by Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing. The new information gives an overview of Miss Florence’s boardinghouse and the period rooms as well as a section on how today’s Florence Griswold Museum connects and celebrates the art, history, and nature of our area. Seven pages are dedicated to contemporary images of the site and highlights from the Museum’s collection.

A ten-year veteran of the Lyme Art Colony, Arthur Heming achieved international success as a painter and writer. When he read of Miss Florence’s death in 1937, he chronicled his reminiscences of the Lyme Art Colony and her vanished era. His unpublished manuscript was lost for decades until it was unearthed in a box of old papers at the Griswold House. Heming’s story is a heartwarming recollection of a bygone age: a charming, firsthand account of Miss Florence, her wonderful old home, and the lives of creative artists and distinguished summer visitors such as Childe Hassam and Woodrow Wilson.