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Old Lyme, Connecticut: Nut Lady and the Nut Museum (Gone) Team Field Report

Was in Old Lyme, 1/2 mile south of I-95 via Shore Rd/156 to Ferry Rd. First driveway and old house on the right. Private property.

The Nut Lady and the Nut Museum.

Nut Lady and the Nut Museum

Site of now defunct Nut Museum was the home of artist Elizabeth Tashjian, where she displayed her nut sculptures, paintings, memorabilia, and expounded on her nut philosophies. Report...
In a Nutshell: A Portrait of Elizabeth Tashjian

Interview with the director of "In a Nutshell," a 2004 film documentary about the famous Nut Lady of Old Lyme, Connecticut. Report...

The Nut Lady Sings!

Old Lyme, Connecticut - The Nut Lady Sings the Nut Anthem
The Nut Lady:

Roadside America Road Trip Archives: The late Elizabeth Tashjian, the famous Nut Lady, sings her "Nut Anthem" in 1985 -- in front of the World's Largest Nutcracker.

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Nut Lady Dies

Elizabeth Tashjian, Connecticut's "Nut Lady," died on Sunday at the Gladeview nursing home, where she had resided since 2002. She was 94.


[01/29/2007] Complete News Story

Elizabeth Tashjian - Nut Lady

I am delighted to report that the renewal of my friendship with Elizabeth Tashjian, the Nut Lady (or "Nut Culturist" as she prefers to be called) has resulted in her rebirth of painting. Since being forced into a convalescent home three years ago, she has not created any new work until last September 2005, after I procured new paint for her. She has just completed four new works: one huge acrylic, a small acrylic collage, as pencil sketch and a pastel. She recently gave a gallery talk at Bugigangas Antique Shop in Old Saybrook. For an hour and twenty minutes she delightfully entertained a most receptive and admiring crowd seated at tables set up for an afternoon tea with her witty anecdotes and sage philosophies of her life.

[Bonnie Sherwood, 11/01/2005]

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