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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.


Upcoming Events



Sunday, June 23

Sat. 9am-2pm & Sun. 10am-noon

Hydrangeas Galore Sale and Membership Drive
- Become a member and get a  



Saturday, July 27

Midsummer Festival- watch for details

Sunday, July 28

4pm, Town Band Ice Cream Social, Town Green 

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!  

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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

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