YaleWomen Connecticut Museum Trail -- Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

YaleWomen Connecticut Museum Trail

Florence Griswold Museum

(Preceded by an optional brunch at the Hideaway Restaurant, 11:00 am)

Join us as curator Amy Kurtz Lansing, ’98 MA and ’00 MPhil, takes us on a tour of the Florence Griswold Museum.  We are grateful to the Museum for waiving the admission fee for our group! 
We will meet in the lobby at 1:00 pm and conclude the tour by 3:00 pm.

  • Space is limited to 15 alumnae. 
  • RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 30th to Anne Boucher ’80 at [email protected].
  • A waiting list will be kept – therefore if your plans change and you will be unable to join the tour, please let Anne know as soon as possible so that we may contact an alum on the waiting list.


  • For those who are interested, we will meet for brunch at 11:00 a.m. at the Hideaway Restaurant (19 Halls Road, Old Lyme, CT), which is ½ mile from the Florence Griswold Museum. 
  • Brunch options range from sandwiches starting at $5.50 to salads and pasta dishes topping out at $17.95; each alum will pay for her own meal. 
  • RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 30th to Anne Boucher ’80 to secure a reservation

Additional Food for Thought:
“During the early years of the 20th century, the Lyme Art Colony, centered in Miss Florence Griswold's boardinghouse, became America's most famous summer art colony. Today this museum of art and history tells the story of how Connecticut played a pivotal role in fostering an authentic American art.” (Jeffrey Andersen, Museum Director)
To learn more about the rich history of the Florence Griswold Museum, go to http://www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org/
See also “The Birth of Art Colonies: Old Lyme and Greenwich Were Key Locations for American Impressionism – Colonies Modeled after French Enclaves of Artists Seeking Rural Inspiration
And “Study Finds a Gender Gap at the Top Museums” but not in Washington/Baltimore area:  “The Directors. Women are leading 13 of the cultural institutions in the Washington/Baltimore area.  For them, museums are no longer built with glass ceilings.”

Richard Florida, an American urban studies theorist and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, believes that a community’s aesthetic assets are among its most priceless resources and that they are the elements that “make a city sing.”  Connecticut is rich in aesthetic assets, in every nook and cranny of the state! 

Stay tuned for the next stop on the YaleWomen Connecticut Museum Trail,
Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea
Summer 2014

May 04, 2014 at 1:00pm - 3pm
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme St
Old Lyme, CT 06371
United States
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Anne Boucher '80 ·

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