"Nuts have a heart. Hard and pricky sometimes on the outside, but soft and sweet on the inside. That's my philosophy."
Elizabeth Tashjian passed away January 28, 2007.
RoadsideAmerica.com started this page in 1996 to help get the word out about the "Nut Lady" and her Nut Museum. Both gone today, but Elizabeth Tashjian's story and spirit live on!
Nov 2, 2019: Nut Lady Sprouts Anew: College art museum retropective remembers Elizabeth Tashjian.
Jan 29, 2007: Nut Lady Dies - We were saddened to learn that the Nut Lady died on Sunday at her nursing home in Old Saybrook. She was 94. [RoadsideAmerica.com]
Feb 4, 2007: Obituary "Elizabeth Tashjian, who debated whether she was a nut culturist or a nut artist, but was indisputably, well, nuts enough about nuts to win fame (but not fortune) as matriarch of the Nut Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., died last Sunday in Old Saybrook, Conn. She was 94." [New York Times]
Jan 30, 2007: Remembering Elizabeth Tashjian: From the Roadside America video archives, here is one of Elizabeth's acapella performances of her Nut Anthem, "Nuts Are Beautiful," recorded in 1985 in front of the World's Largest Nutcracker in Old Lyme, CT. Video
2002: Messages from the Nut Lady to her fans
About the [now defunct] NUT MUSEUM...
Sweet Sounds of Nutdom
Nut Lady Media
Visit the Peanut Gallery!
[256k .aif audio file]
O Mask of Nut!
Nut Lady Art & Words © Copyright Elizabeth Tashjian.
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