• COVID-19 Update--Dear Friends, as part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we have closed the Museum to the public through at least April 30, and have cancel all programs during this time. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Museum soon (and often!), but until then, we encourage you to visit the Artists’ Trail, a half-mile walk around the Museum’s riverfront landscape and gardens. Check our website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to stay up-to-date about the Museum’s status and enjoy beautiful images, on-line exhibitions, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes videos. Should you need a staff member, call or email them as usual. Please stay in touch, Your FloGris Friends

The Florence Griswold Museum invites you to join our group of dedicated volunteers.

Some volunteer jobs have a public role while others are more behind-the-scenes. Please consider joining this important group of members who help to make a lasting impression on behalf of the Museum.

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Docents greet visitors in the Museum’s historic boardinghouse and answer any questions they may have relating to the Lyme Art Colony, Miss Florence Griswold, and the history of Old Lyme.


Educators lead school-aged children on fun and informative field trips of the Griswold House as well as interactive tours of the exhibitions.

Garden Gang

The Garden Gang helps to maintain the Museum’s historic gardens.

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee passes hors d’oeuvres and tends bar at the Museum’s exhibition opening receptions and other special events.

Mail Team

The Mail Team helps prepare the Museum’s printed communications for mailing.

Become a Volunteer

You may also download an application and mail it to Florence Griswold Museum at 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371.

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