FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2015
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Coordinator
860.443.2545 x112 / [email protected]
THE LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM AWARDED FUNDING FOR FREE FIRST SATURDAY PROGRAM
New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $5,000 by People’s United Bank for continued support and sponsorship of the Lyman Allyn’s Free First Saturday program.
“I’d like to especially thank Dianne Kent and Connie Simos at People’s United Bank,” said Sam Quigley, Director of the Lyman Allyn. “Our long standing commercial banking relationship with People’s United is greatly appreciated, and so too is the generous support and commitment to our larger community that is clearly embedded in the culture of People’s United Bank.”
Free First Saturdays have become a key educational event for the Lyman Allyn as well as a prominent component of the Museum’s community engagement. Through the generous support from People’s United, the Museum is able to offer opportunities for children and parents to participate in arts and culture together.
Families from towns throughout eastern Connecticut come to the Museum on Free First Saturdays to participate in the many activities that are designed specifically for enjoyment by all ages. Each month the Lyman Allyn offers hands-on, age-appropriate art activities, and tours of the exhibitions.
For more information please contact Rebecca Marsie at 860.443.2545 x112 or at [email protected].
About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes about 25,000 visitors annually from New London, Southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 11 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 15,000 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.
The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at: www.lymanallyn.org.