Furnished as it appeared in the early twentieth century, the Florence Griswold Museum, in Old Lyme, reflects the mansion’s storied past. The former boardinghouse once served as a gathering place for members of a well-known art colony. Today, the Georgian-style residence brims with works produced by Connecticut artists from the late colonial era and beyond. During The Magic of Christmas exhibition, festivities include viewing Miss Florence’s Artist Tree, sampling a variety of hands-on family activities, and pausing for a sumptuous holiday tea.
Photography Caryn B. Davis
To peruse more of the postcard-pretty sites of New England, see “Christmas in Connecticut,” on page 25 of the November/December 2015 issue of Victoria magazine.