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Our Mission


Upcoming Events


​Thursday, May 12, 2022

History of Artisan Tile

Join us at 55 Lyme Street at 7:00 pm

to hear our new Old Lyme neighbor, Paul Halferty

of Lilywork Artisan Tile tell the story of artisan tile making.

Admission is Free, Donations Welcome









Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 at 7:00 pm

History of the Stars & Stripes

Presented by James Meehan

Admission is Free, Donations Welcome

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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.  

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Back row: John Pote, Mark Terwilliger, Ned Farman, Sandra Joncus, Mary Dangremond, Alison Mitchell, Nick Westbrook, Steve Joncus, Skip Beebe. 

Middle row: Michaelle Pearson, Edie Twining, Ann Marie Jewett, Katie Balocca, Dawn McCarthy. 

Front row: Matt LaConti, Mary Ellen Jewett, Nancy Mol, Jill Todd, Steve MacAusland, James Meehan. 

(Not shown in photo: Ross W. Higgins, Jill Pilgrim, Elaine Stiles, Cindi Taylor)

Photograph by James Meehan, ©2021


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!  

Our Mission

The mission 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.