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September 13 @ 10:00 am - September 26 @ 8:00 pm

2020 Benefit Auction

A note from our Director, Becky Beaulieu —

Dear Friends,

It probably comes as no great surprise that I have to share the sad news that we will be unable to gather at the Florence Griswold Museum for the 38th annual Benefit Auction & Dinner Dance.

This has been a challenging season for us all, and we would love nothing more than to dine and dance together in celebration of this place we love. Precisely because it is such a challenging time, however, we hope you will join arms with us (from a distance!) as we reimagine our most crucial fundraiser of the year in ways that may not be traditional, but will certainly be fun, spirited, and beneficial to the Museum and its mission.

Most notably, we are delighted to share that the Auction will still go on – but entirely online! As always, we have some truly special works of art, decorative items, and experiences up for bid at every price point (my husband is even donating homemade pies!), so I hope you’ll consider bidding as an act of solidarity with the Museum! Watch for upcoming details on how to preview the online auction items, which you will be able to bid on September 13-26. We’ll also be sharing more ways you can toast the Museum and partner in this event’s success –even from your own living room—so stay tuned for more from us in the coming weeks!

While this Benefit Auction may look different, the needs it will help us address are more significant than ever. Every dollar supports our inspiring educational programs, many of which have been offered online this year and serve as a lifeline for many during this season.

So even if you have never joined us before, I hope this will be the year you become a part of the success story the 2020 Benefit Auction is helping us write. Your support of this event and the work it makes possible has never been more needed or appreciated.



September 13 @ 10:00 am
September 26 @ 8:00 pm
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542


Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States