Saturday, September 23, 2023

The 41st Annual Benefit Auction & Dinner Dance

  • Museum Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Discovery Sundays: 11am-4pm each Sunday.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported the 2023 Benefit Auction!

View photos from the event here

COME ALONG WITH US on a fantastical journey into Miss Florence’s enchanted garden—where shimmering fairy tale and shadowy mystery meet.

As we celebrate this fabled place that has forever filled artists’ heads with visions, the Florence Griswold Museum’s 41st gala will immerse one and all in a misty wonderland brimming with moonlit dancing, dining, cocktails, and spirited bidding on over 100 bewitching auction items.

A night of wonders and happily-ever-afters awaits…

Luxe fairy tale attire worthy of a royal ball (or black tie) is welcomed and encouraged.

100% of proceeds support the Museum’s innovative & inspiring educational programs.

Questions about tickets? Reach out to DeeDee: 860.434.5542 x103 or

Image: Will Howe Foote (1874-1965), A Summer’s Night, c. 1906. Oil on Canvas. Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of the Artist


You do NOT have to be present at the event to bid and win in our Online Auction!

Anyone anywhere can bid on our curated array of artwork, décor, experiences, and travel.

Bidding has closed. Thank you for your support!