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.
become a MEMBER
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.
Join us on Saturday, December 7 for an informal tour of historic Lyme Street at
"Light Up Old Lyme"
Ride down Lyme Street in a horse-drawn wagon and learn about some of the historical properties on Lyme Street. The Nightengales and Village Voices will be singing carols and our docents will be dressed in Victorian costumes. There will be three tours, at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm, starting at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street.
Sponsored by the Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce
receive our NEWSLETTER
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.