The mission of the Old Lyme Historical Society, Incorporated, is to collect, preserve, and interpret the rich history of Old Lyme, Connecticut and its environs for

the benefit of residents and visitors. 


Aspects of cultural, economic, social, and architectural life in Old Lyme from the earliest settlements to the present are here for the public to view through the internet, exhibits, walking tours, and original publications.

Our Mission



The exterior of our building needs to be repainted! Its been thirteen years since the last paint job and it is now so weathered that the building will begin to deteriorate if we don't paint this summer. The Society needs to raise $16,000 from outside sources.           PLEASE  HELP!


Upcoming Events

Old Lyme Town Band Concert

& Ice Cream Social

Sunday,  August 15, 2 - 4 pm

Join us at the Old Lyme Town Green at the corner of Lyme St. & MacCurdy Rd.  Bring a chair and listen to  a FREE concert.

We will be scooping FREE ice cream after the concert. 


Sponsored by the Old Lyme Historical Society in partnership with:

the Phoebe Griffen Noyes Library, the Florence Griswold Museum,

the Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce,

and the Old Lyme Historic District Commission. 

(Rain Date August 22, 2021)


Witness Stones in Old Lyme

Learn More


Witness Stones in Old Lyme mark sites of enslavement and serve as memorials to vital but forgotten members of our community. The small brass plaques embedded along Lyme Street present details drawn from land records, emancipation certificates, and other primary sources that document the circumstances of those who lived here enslaved. The plaques, installed flush with the ground, have been placed primarily on the west side of the street for pedestrian safety. An interpretive sign and map on the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library’s lawn, and postcards available at Partnership locations and at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall, allow visitors to follow the trail of the Witness Stones.for the public to view through the internet, exhibits, walking tours, and original publications.  


Our Team

We are an active board of 20+ local residents working on a variety of projects, installations, archiving and events to support the mission of the Old Lyme Historical Society. 


We'd love to have you become a member and volunteer with us!