Connecticut - Cultural Destinations

Connecticut - Cultural Destinations

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Connecticut has more than its share of important collections.

Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme)
This is where American Impressionism was born and nurtured.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum (New London)
The museum offers a collection of 18th and 19th century American decorative arts.

Norwalk’s City Hall (Norwalk)
One of the more unusual art displays contains one of the largest collections of "Works Progress Administration" murals. These WPA pieces were created in the 1930’s and 1940’s as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s efforts to pull the country out of the Depression.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum (Mashantucket)
Connecticut’s Native American cultural legacy is on display in several museums, including this one.

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