The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. – Albert Einstein

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In a celebration of fantasy, imagination and artistic creation, the Florence Griswold Museum has transformed its grounds into a wee faerie village in the land of the Wizard of Oz and invited its visitors to open their minds to the world of day dreams. Visitors enjoy faerie-sized scenes from the Land of the Munchkins, through the dark woods and colorful poppy fields, to the Emerald City and Wicked Witch’s castle, and home again. “I believe,” says the author of the classic yellow brick road story, “that dreams – day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain-machinery whizzing – are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization.” – L. Frank Baum

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“Emerald City” photo by Mary O’Connor © 2013


2 thoughts on “The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. – Albert Einstein

    1. It’s a delight. One of the interviewees in my book, Tracy Kane, has been in this show in years past. She has written books about how to build these magical little dwellings; tells us that children and adults alike need to let their imaginations and creativity play and to share in the discovery of nature’s magic.

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