Holiday Magic

November 25 - December 31, 2022

  • The Museum will be closed Sunday, April 9 in observance of Easter.

?? If you visit between November 25 and December 31, please consider bringing a non-perishable donation for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries. ??

Holiday Magic 2022

This year’s celebration features new twists on the traditional décor. Imagine a fictional mantel-decorating contest in the Griswold boardinghouse between the historic Lyme Art Colony artists. Inspired by their paintings, they rummage through their studios as well as old trunks in Miss Florence’s attic for festive objets d’art and holiday decorations. Miss Florence announces the winner and awards ribbons on her birthday—Christmas Day! See sidebar ➡️ for details.

In addition to the traditional decorations, three ???Fantasy Trees add bespoke sparkle in the historic house.

In the Krieble Gallery, 250 painted ? palettes adorn four stunning ???? Artist Trees. Scroll down to find out more about the painted palettes.

Miss Florence’s Teas 2022 — SOLD OUT

December 6-30, $35 Member / $40 Non-Member includes Museum admission, tea time, and a 10% discount at The Shop.

Seatings December 6-23: Tues.-Fri., 2pm; Saturdays, 12pm & 3pm
Seatings December 20-23: Tues.-Fri, 11am
Seatings December 27-30: Tues.-Fri., 12pm & 3pm

Our hand-blended, superior Ceylon and China black teas are enhanced with a touch of vanilla and other delicate spices over a two-day process by Sundial Gardens for a unique and elegant tea to be enjoyed with tea sandwiches and seasonal sweets catered by Gourmet Galley, all the while overlooking the wintry splendor of the Lieutenant River. Can accommodate gluten free and vegetarian. Regrettably, we cannot accommodate dairy-free requests.

? Shopping in the Museum's store is a great for you, the Museum, and local artisans. ?

You’ll find the perfect gift (or a treat or two for yourself) from a fresh supply of unique items by the best vendors and local artists. Enjoy shopping in our boutique-sized Shop, or order over the phone at 860.434.5542 ext.111.

December Discount Days

Enjoy fun themed holiday discounts throughout the month of December! A different theme each day with 10% off (15% for Members!)


Did you know that Miss Florence was born on Christmas Day, 1850?

Learn more about Florence Griswold…








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