Charlie Beal is Archives Coordinator at the Museum where he has volunteered since 2006. A retired aerospace engineer and program manager, he holds engineering degrees from the University of Connecticut and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration degree from UConn. He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, the Martin County (FL) Genealogical Society, the Connecticut Historical Society, and a former board member of the Old Lyme Land Trust.
Amy Kurtz Lansing has been the Curator at the Florence Griswold Museum since 2006. A specialist in American art, she has an undergraduate degree from Smith College and an M.Phil. from Yale. She has planned numerous exhibitions at the Museum and published on topics ranging from coastal New England art colonies to schoolgirl needlework.
Carolyn Wakeman, editor of From the Archives and a Museum trustee, grew up in Old Lyme and is a retired professor of Asian Studies and Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Archives Committee of the Old Lyme Historical Society and holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a Ph.D in English literature from Washington University. She is the author of No Time for Dreams: Living under Military Rule in Burma and, most recently, The Charm of the Place: Old Lyme in the 1920s.
Nicole Wholean is the Registrar for the Museum’s collections. Previously the Exhibition Coordinator for the Wadsworth Atheneum, she has worked at the Florence Griswold Museum for ten years. She holds an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College and a Master’s degree from New York University.
Rodi York has been a volunteer in the Museum’s archives since 2009. Previously the Registrar of the Collections and Research Department at Mystic Seaport where she worked for 35 years, she also served there as the head cataloguer.
Caroline Fraser Zinsser, a curatorial volunteer at the Museum since 2002, is a member of the East Lyme Library’s Historical Committee and a research volunteer at the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library. She holds an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a Ph.D in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Dear and Affectionate Wife: The Letters of Charles and Mary Chadwick of Lyme, Connecticut, 1828-1851 and, most recently, Vine Utley: The Remarkable Country Doctor of Lyme, Connecticut (1768-1836).