of the Old Lyme Historical Society is to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich history of Old Lyme and it's environs for the benefit of residents and visitors.
- March 21 - Unlocking Your Family Tree through DNA Matches
- May 27 - Memorial Day Parade
- Friday, June 21 - Make Music Day
- Saturday, July 27 - Midsummer Festival
- TBA - Hydrangea Sale
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!
Photograph by James Meehan, ©2023
Old Lyme Historical Society 2023-24 Board of Trustees
Back row: Katie Balocca, Mark Comstock, Mary Ellen Jewett, Cynthia Taylor, Corresponding Secretary,
Edith Twining, Mary Dangremond, Kinny Kreiswirth, John Pote
Middle row: Ann Marie Jewett, Treasurer, Mark Terwilliger, Chair, Ross W. Higgins, Recording Secretary
Front row: Nancy Mol, Dawn McCarthy, James Meehan, Jill Pilgrim, Eleanor Hufford
Not shown: Ted Freeman, Alison Mitchell, Elaine Stiles, Jill Todd, Matt Ward, Nicholas Westbrook
Witness Stones in Old Lyme
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. An interpretive sign and map of the Old Lyme Witness Stones Project is located on the lawn of the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library. Postcards of the project are available at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall and at Partnership locations throughout the town. Learn More