Upcoming Events

Then & Now Calendar Launch

  November 17, 2022

Thursday 4- 6 pm

Meet & Greet and Enjoy light refreshments,

Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks, Raffle & More

2023 Then & Now Calendars $12

Holiday Book Sales

  December 3, 10, 17, 2022

Saturdays 9- 12 pm

Weather permitting!

In front of the Old Lyme Post Office on Halls Road

Come by and browse our Books, Tea Towels, and Note Cards.

Pick up your copy of the Then & Now 2023 Calendar

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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. 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.  

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Back row: Mary Dangremond, Cindi Taylor,  Steve Joncus, Ross W. Higgins    Seated on porch: Sandra Joncus, Alison Mitchell, Mary Ellen Jewett, JIll Pilgram, Edie Twining   Seated on top step: Nancy Mol, Ann Marie Jewett, Katie Balocca, Dawn McCarthy   Front Row from standing on left: John Pote, Matt Ward, Mark Terwilliger, Skip Bebee, Ned Farman, Jim Meehan    Not shown in photo: Elaine Stiles, Jill Todd, Steve MacAusland, & Matt LaConti

Photograph by James Meehan, ©2022

Resources

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.

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