The Archives Committee in the new Reading Room, next to the Archives Storage Room

Left to Right - Alison Mitchell, Mary Jo Nosal, Sandy Downing

(Photograph by James Meehan)



Stage Curtain Restoration

The 1928 stage curtain backdrop was recently restored by Chris Hadsel of "Curtains Without Borders". The curtain was carefully cleaned and repaired by Chris, her associate, and a group of volunteers. The Old Lyme Historical Society hosted a talk by Chris on painted stage curtains and their conservation on Saturday, April 22, at 7 pm
(Photographs by James Meehan)


Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation Award

The CT Trust for Historic Preservation held their 2016 Connecticut Preservation Award event on April 6, 2016 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Among the recipients receiving Awards of Merit for their work in the restoration and preservation of the Old Lyme Historical Society at 55 Lyme Street in Old Lyme were the volunteer members of the OLHSI "Tuesday Morning Work Crew."

"Tuesday Morning Work Crew" members (left to right): Kevin Cole, Ted Freeman, Skip Beebe, Architect Stephen Joncus, and Ellis Jewett.
(Photograph by James Meehan)