Florenence Griswold Museum, Custom House Maritime Museum, & CT River Museum Old Lyme, New London, & Essex, CT
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Beginning June 6, visitors may purchase a 3-in-1 combination ticket that provides a single admission to each of three 'Connecticut & the Sea' museums: Florence Griswold Museum, Custom House Maritime Museum, & Connecticut River Museum -- for a total of $10 in savings ($26 value).
Your ticket is from the date of purchase through September 20, 2015.
Make Summer 2015 your time to explore the maritime art and culture of southeastern Connecticut through exciting exhibitions of art and artifacts, special events and performances, and popular excursions on the river and sound.
The Florence Griswold Museum received funding from the Connecticut Office of the Arts to promote this summer and fall's activities at three museums: the Custom House Maritime Museum (New London), the Connecticut River Museum (Essex), and the Florence Griswold Museum. Through the project, the museums will promote their exhibitions, programming, and special events that highlight Connecticut's rich maritime heritage.
Florence Griswold Museum http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org (860) 434-5542 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 This summer the Museum honors Connecticut's contributions to the history of maritime travel and trade with the exhibition, All the Sea Knows: Marine Art from the Museum of the City of New York. On view June 5 through September 20, 2015. All the Sea Knows reveals the diverse ways the sea has been depicted in American art and its connections to the Connecticut shore. A special gallery will unite, for the first time, paintings from MCNY's collection with selections from the Museum's collection that depict ships of the Black X Line. In addition, letters to Captain Griswold from his wife are being transcribed and will be the basis for an online theatrical presentation that will provide insight into the lives of sea captains and those left behind, as well as how the shipping industry affected the entire shoreline community.
Custom House Maritime Society nlmaritimesociety.org (860) 447-2501 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 The Custom House tells the stories of the region's waterfront. New on view this summer are exhibitions Kid's Ahoy, and 180 Years at New London's US Custom House. Summer-long 'Sentinels on the Sound' programs celebrate Long Island Sound and our local lighthouses with boat trips, seafood cooking classes, and Segway tours.
Connecticut River Museum ctrivermuseum.org (860) 767-8269 67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426 Bring your family and explore the exciting history and spectacular environment of New England's Great River. Climb aboard a replica of the Turtle submarine and travel back in time to the American Revolution. Journey along the River's 410 miles as you explore aerial photos and a whimsical mural. Learn the stories of people and the River from Native Americans through the present. Sail on the historic wooden schooner Mary E. Visit our website for current exhibits and programs.
Check the website: http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/sea/ for special events at all three museums.