Welcome to Old Lyme
Near the mouth of the Connecticut River and perched on the smaller Lieutenant River, Old Lyme was home to some 60 sea captains in the 19th century. Since the early 20th century, however, Old Lyme has been known as the center of the Lyme Art Colony, which cultivated the nascent American Impressionist movement. Numerous artists, including William Chadwick, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalfe and Henry Ward Ranger, came here to paint, staying in the mansion of local art patron Florence Griswold.
Worth a look-in if you're nearby, Old Lyme is a pleasant town with some pretty historic buildings, which will appeal most to folks with a particular interest in American art.