Welcome to the
Old Lyme Historical Society

Since its beginning in 2005, the Old Lyme Historical Society has produced exhibits, published books, conducted cemetery tours, held dinner lectures, and hosted Antiques Appraisal Fairs – all in pursuit of our mission to preserve and analyze Old Lyme’s past. In 2014 we bought the old Grange Hall at 55 Lyme Street. Thanks to our volunteer "Tuesday Morning Work Crew"- and with help from local contractors, updates to the circa 1900 building are nearly done. The lobby is now an office, the original ceiling in the main hall has been revealed, and an archive storage area has been completed. A new, handicapped-accessible entrance will be next.


Thank you for your support in helping to bring Old Lyme's history to life for new generations!


Old Lyme Historical Society Memorial Day Open House

starts at 10 am

Come to the parade, visit us,

See the recently restored Stage Curtain Backdrop.

Save the Date for Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival!  Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Old Lyme Historical Society will be part of the fun, with music, exhibits,

and demonstrations by the Handweavers.


become a MEMBER

Membership in the Old Lyme Historical Society helps to support our mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Old Lyme, Connecticut. Members receive River and Sound, our semi-annual newsletter, advance notice of future events, and a 10% discount on our books.

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

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coming EVENTS

Join us at

the Annual Meeting

of the

Old Lyme Historical Society

Monday, June 12, 2017

4:00 pm.

55 Lyme Street

Old Lyme, CT

Open to the public

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Have the Society’s semi-annual 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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