Director’s College Event – The Florence Griswold Museum: A to Z

Florence Griswold MuseumOn Wednesday, May 28, the Farmington Libraries will host David Rau of the Florence Griswold Museum for a glimpse into the museum’s vast collections, history, and events. This program will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.

David Rau, the Museum’s Director of Education and Outreach, will give a fun and informational presentation on the resources available at the Florence Griswold Museum. Since its beginnings in the mid 1930s, the Florence Griswold Museum has collected documents, photographs, and ephemera associated with the legacy of Florence Griswold and the artists of the Lyme Art Colony. When the Florence Griswold Association merged with the newly formed Lyme Historical Society in 1955, the mission of the institution broadened to incorporate local history from the town’s original settlement in the 17th century to the present day.

Once you discover all the treasures this Old Lyme museum has to offer, you will want to rush out and borrow the Farmington Libraries’ museum pass to see them in person!

David Rau holds a Master’s degree in the History of Art and a Certificate in Museum Practice from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Rau has held positions at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan; and The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire.  He also currently teaches in the Museum Studies program at Connecticut College. He has been with the Florence Griswold Museum since 1998.

The Director’s College is an ongoing series at the Farmington Libraries, the aim of which is to present interesting and intellectual programs for the community. These events strive to cover a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, professorial lectures, performing arts events, travelogues, and music series.

These events are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required for the Director’s College program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register using this link.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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