Because of our Members...

It’s the dedicated support of people like you that helps the Florence Griswold Museum continue its tradition of public service to a broad and diverse community, inspiring thousands of children and adults each year.
And for that, we are sincerely grateful.

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Members' Benefits

Interested in visiting the Museum for free?  Want to save on programs and Museum Shop purchases?  Like to be invited to special events?

Free general admission

10% discount off Museum Shop purchases

Discounts on programs, classes, events, and travel

Festive members-only exhibition previews

Subscription to member newsletter

Monthly e-newsletter with advance notice of events

Welcome reception for new members

Guest passes for Supporting and higher categories

Invitation to a Major Donor reception for Patron and higher categories

And much more!

Special Membership Offer

Join now and your membership will be valid through December 31, 2017!

Membership Options


Individual Memberships

All of the above benefits for 1 person.

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Family / Dual Memberships

All of the above benefits for 2 adults and children under 18.

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All of the above benefits, plus 2 complimentary guest passes.

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All of the above benefits, plus 4 complimentary guest passes.

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All of the above benefits, plus 6 complimentary guest passes and an invitation to the Major Donor Reception.

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All of the above benefits, plus 12 complimentary guest passes and an invitation to the Major Donor Reception.

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$2,500 - $5,000

Director's Circle & President's Circle

Donations at these levels will support the Museum’s Annual Fund and also include personal handling of special requests, opportunities to reserve free guest passes, and private tours for friends and family.


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Yearly fee of $150

Library Partner

Gain community access.

For information or to become a Library Partner contact Nathaniel, Membership Coordinator at (860)434-5542 ext. 112 or

Open the Museum’s doors to your community by joining the Library Partners Program. Libraries that participate in this program provide their patrons free admission, while supporting the high quality exhibitions, educational programs, and activities that we have to offer – what an amazing partnership it is!

For the yearly fee of $150, Library Partners receive one pass that admits 2 adults and 2 children. This pass offers full access to the entire campus – the restored boardinghouse, exceptional exhibitions in our riverfront gallery, the historic gardens, and landscape center. $50 replacement fee for lost pass.

Become a Member or Renew your Membership

Please note that upon completing this form you will be redirected to a PayPal page to make your payment by credit card.

You may also download a membership form

If you would like to pay by phone or have any questions please call:
The Membership Department at (860)434-5542 ext. 122 for Sarah or ext. 112 for Nathaniel.

All memberships run on the calendar year.

Membership FAQs

Florence Griswold Museum members enjoy events and programming that are free or discounted.

1. When should I expect to receive my membership card?

Your membership card will arrive approximately one week from the day your membership is processed. If you would like to visit the Museum, but have not received your card yet, simply present your photo ID at the front desk and let them know that you recently became a member.

2. Do members need tickets for exhibitions?

Your membership entitles you to free admission, however you are required to check in at the front desk.

3. Do members receive guest passes and if so what can they be used for?

Supporting and higher level memberships do receive guest passes and can be shared with friends and family for a one time use to gain free admission to the Museum.

4. Do members receive discounts on events?

Yes, members do receive a discount on programs, special events and trips here at the Museum. When making the reservation please inform staff that you are a member.

5. What portion of my membership is tax deductible?

2016 Tax Deductible Amounts:

Individual: $50 • Family: $75 • Supporting: $105 • Sustaining: $210 • Patron: $416 • Leader: $896

*For levels Supporting and higher, guest passes are excluded from the tax-deductible amount at $10 each

*For levels Patron and higher, guest passes are excluded from the tax-deductible amount at $10 each, as well as the cost of two invitations to the Major Donor Reception


Lost Card? Change of Address? Concerns?

Please feel free to contact the Membership Department regarding your membership status, replacement of a membership card, change of address or any other concerns.

Contact Nathaniel, Membership Coordinator at (860) 434-5542 ext. 112 (available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Email Nathaniel Greene, Membership Coordinator

Gift-Giving Made Easy

Show friends and family your appreciation with a unique gift that can be enjoyed year round. A gift membership is perfect for someone who is an art, history, or nature enthusiast. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other special occasions present the unique opportunity to share the Museum with someone special.

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