Food For Thought: Bohemians in the Garden

Join Director of Education David D.J. Rau for a fun and informative afternoon learning about the Lyme Art Colony centered in the quaint colonial village of Old Lyme, CT.

In 1899, artist Henry Ward Ranger knocked on the front door of the burgeoning boardinghouse of aged sea captain’s daughter Florence Griswold. He informed her that he’d like to fill her ancestral home with New York artists the following summer and establish a summer art colony in Old Lyme. Nearly 120 years later, the Florence Griswold Museum continues to celebrate the history of the early artists while encouraging visitors to find their “own” Florence Griswold Museum. New this summer, a half-mile Artist’s Trail that unifies the newly restored 13+ acres replete with gardens, rugged hedgerow, and a breathtaking estuary.

David Rau has been the Director of Education & Outreach since 1998. Rau holds a Master’s degree in the History of Art and a Certificate in Museum Practice from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation among all audiences.

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