Welcome to the
Old Lyme Historical Society

In 2005 the Old Lyme Historical Society was little more than an idea shared by a small group of people. Our numbers have increased since then and we have produced exhibits, published books, conducted cemetery tours and held dinner lectures – all in pursuit of our mission to preserve and analyze Old Lyme’s social, civic, economic and political past. None of these accomplishments would have been possible without the financial support of the Town of Old Lyme, or the assistance of our members. With your continued help, financial and otherwise, we will continue to offer unique ways to help Old Lyme’s residents and visitors connect to our town’s rich history.   

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Membership in the Old Lyme Historical Society, Inc. helps to support the mission of the Society to collect, preserve and interpret the rich history of Old Lyme, Connecticut and its environs. Members receive River and Sound, the Society’s semi-annual newsletter, advance notice of forthcoming events, a 10% discount on our books, training in historical research and more.

Please consider supporting our Scholarship Fund! Each year we give a scholarship to a Lyme or Old Lyme senior who plans to major in history in college.

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coming EVENTS



Join us for our annual dinner and lecture!

Dr. John Pfeiffer will speak about the agrarian history of Old Lyme

"The Grange Hall: The Farms of Old Lyme"

Friday, April 25, 6pm Lymes' Senior Center 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme

Tickets must be purchased in advance

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Have the Society’s semiannual newsletter River and Sound delivered to your door. Each newsletter contains articles on local people, unique aspects of Old Lyme’s history and the Society’s programs and publications.


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