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Lyman Allyn Art Museum highlighted as part of CT Summer at the Museum

New London — Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz joined New London Mayor Michael Passero and others Tuesday at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum to highlight the CT Summer at the Museum program.

The program provides free entry to more than 90 museums and cultural sites across the state for children 18 and under and one accompanying adult. Free admission is open to Connecticut residents only.

Lyman Allyn, which independently decided to offer free admission to the public during the summer months and is always free to New London residents, is one of four destinations in New London taking part in the program. The others are: Fort Trumbull State Park, New London Maritime Society and Hempstead Houses.

Bysiewicz was joined in a tour of Lyman Allyn by state Sen. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, and museum Director Samuel Quigley.

Formica, who is co-chair of the state legislature’s tourism caucus, said museums and area attractions suffered because of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

“The pandemic kept a lot of people away," he said. “This is a good program that will provide a jump-start to the economy and help people to get back in the habit of coming to these wonderful places.”

For a list participating museums, visit


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