Skype-a-Docent: Visit the Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Visit the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut, from a seat in the Fairfield Public Library’s Rotary Room Wednesday, May 11, from 10:30-11:30. A docent will take us on a private tour via Skype. When the Skype video call is projected onto the large screen at the Library, it allows us to view exhibits up close and converse with the docent as we tour. Registration is requested.

Established by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Lyman Allyn Museum opened in 1932. Today it houses a fascinating collection of over 16,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts, and Victorian toys and doll houses.

Skype-a-Docent is an extension of the Library’s Homebound Service that has been delivering Library books and other materials to residents for over 20 years.  Last year over 1,200 items were delivered by volunteers to five senior living facilities and to individuals living in their own homes.  Now we are able to “deliver” tours of cultural interest to seniors and others who may not be able to travel out of town.  In addition to the monthly presentation at the Main Library, Skype-a-Docent tours are brought to two senior living facilities in town.  Tours aren’t just for seniors, they are open to all.  So take an early lunch or join us while the children are in school.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free.  To register, or for more information about this and other programs, visit our website at:  www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum permanent collection.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum permanent collection.

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