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Faerie crafts, Faerie Teas, Faerie Parade, Faerie Gardens, even Faerie Pirates!?

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This fall marks the return of one of the most highly anticipated family events in recent years. The grounds and gardens of the Museum become a wondrous site for creativity through Wee Faerie Village: In the Land of Picture Making. Over 30 artists transform the Museum’s eleven acres into a magical land featuring faerie dwellings that represent subject matter found in landscape paintings, including trees, flowers, sunlight, and wind. Children will delight in the fun and whimsical creations while adults marvel at the creatively conceived and handcrafted works of art. The Museum will be open seven days a week to accommodate the public demand for this outdoor exhibition.

Like the original Wee Faerie Village, held to great acclaim in 2009, this year’s presentation features charming and imaginative faerie dwellings nestled all over the Museum’s riverfront campus. The faeries represent different aspects of nature – the hallmark of what the artists of the Lyme Art Colony came to paint. Visitors will be invited to imagine that the flower faeries, river faeries, tree faeries, and others inspired the artists to fill their landscape paintings with gardens, marshes, and forests.

Wee Faerie Village is generously supported by Don and Sue Joffray, The Platner Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor.


View 2009 Faerie Houses...

More Fun things to do...

Follow the Faerie Trail

Stay in Old Lyme and enjoy and enjoy the local shops, restaurants, and destinations. Go to VisitOldLyme.com for discounts and specials.

Have Wee Faerie fun at home

Faerie houses are fun to make. Find a great location in a garden or at the base of a tree. Create your own with sticks, rocks, and bark. Decorate with flowers, grass, pinecones, acorns, feathers—almost anything you find out in nature.

Be sure to send the Museum a picture of your finished faerie house to pix@flogris.org for possible posting on our website.

Three Ways to Win

The Museum is offering three $100 shopping sprees in the Museum Shop. Enter by emailing pictures to the Museum. Winners will be picked at random from all the entries received in the following three contest categories.

Contest #1: Fun at the Museum.
Send the best pictures of your visit.

Contest #2: Find the Fringe Faeries.
There are at least five extra faerie dwellings not on the map, marked with a FF (fringe faerie) flag. Send pictures of the ones you find.

Contest #3: Faerie Magic at Home.
Send pictures of faerie projects you do at home.

Each unique image counts as one entry.
All images must arrive by November 7th.
Winners will be chosen by November 10th and notified by email.

Send entries to pix@flogris.org

Spread the Wee Faerie Magic

If you enjoyed your visit to the Museum, please tell a friend. You can also sign up for the Museum’s e-Newsletter to receive monthly updates on all the happenings at the Museum. Send an email to tammi@flogris.org to be added to the list.



2012 Wee Faerie Dwelling Architects

Mary Ann Besier & Ruth Baxter Tagliatela
Old Lyme, CT

Chris Blackshaw & JustineLavigne
Coventry, Rhode Island

Cathy DeMeo
Wallingford, CT

Abby & Erik Block & Co.
Deep River, CT

Docents (Kathy Valliere & Co.)
East Lyme, CT

Dylan & Theodore Gaffney
Waterford, CT

Sandra Bender Fromson
Stonington, CT

Garden Gang (Sheila Wertheimer & Co.
Old Lyme, CT

Brett Eckhart
Waterford, CT

Matther Ferrer, John Sargent, and Zoe Yeoh
Quaker HIll, CT

Lori & Edward Lenz
Deep River, CT

Tammi & Sean Flynn
Norwich, CT

Marvin Haltzer
Old Saybrook, CT

Jennifer Johnson
Lisbon, CT

Gib Lamoureaux & Lyme Academy College Students
Old Lyme, CT

Linda, Norman, & Joseph Legassie
Old Lyme, CT

Peter Liebert & Kristin Merrill
East Haven, CT

Maureen McCabe & Thor Johnson
Quaker Hill, CT

Helen McDonald with Lyme Consolidated School Children
Lyme, CT

Kim Muller-Thym & Marvin Haltzer
Old Saybrook, CT

Craig & Michelle Nelson
Gales Ferry, CT

Tracy Kane
Lee, New Hampshire

Lisa Kenyon
Pawcatuck, CT

Madeline Kwasniewski
Niantic, CT

David D.J. Rau
Chester, CT

Pietrina Saxton
Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT

Julie Solz & Steve Hansen
Amherst, NH

Christopher & Rhett Steiner
Old Lyme, CT

Billie Tannen & Robert Nielsen
Brooklyn, New York

Candace Testa
Mashantucket, CT

Kristen Thornton
Old Lyme, CT

Kathryne Wright
Chester, CT

Anita Walsh
Brooklyn, NY

Kathy Young-Murphy
East Lyme, CT













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Meseum Membership
Monday - Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday, 11am-5pm $12 Students, $13 Seniors (62+), $14 Adults, $5 Members
Children 12 and under are free During October, Museum passes, Library passes, 2-for-1 offers, and other discounts apply to the regular admission fee. All visitors are responsible for the additional special event admission.

Admission includes access to all special exhibitions, Wee Faerie Village, White on White: Churches of Rural New England, and The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist, as well as the historic Florence Griswold House and the rest of the Museum's facilities.

After your visit, Follow the Faerie Trail around Old Lyme!

faerie trail

And in The Shop...
From Faerie Wings to Scary Things: Truly Enchanted Shopping
Fanciful items abound in The Shop during the Wee Faerie Village outdoor exhibit.