Publications

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Hidden History

of Old Lyme, Lyme & East lyme

$25

By Jim Lampos & Michaelle Pearson
Arcadia Publishing &  History Press 2020

Old Lyme, Lyme, and East Lyme were once one town, founded in the 1600's. Known for early innovations in industry, government, and education, these towns also share a wealth of overlooked history.

Remarkable Women of Old Lyme

$25

By Jim Lampos & Michaelle Pearson
History Press 2015


Old Lyme's history owes much to innovative women. Suffragist Katherine Ludington was co-founder of the League of Women Voters. In the 1830s, Phoebe Griffin Noyes started one of the first art schools in the country. At the turn of the 20th century, Florence Griswold welcomed the artists of the Lyme Art Colony by creating the "Birthplace of American Impressionism". By World War II, Teddy Kenyon had made her mark as a test pilot. Old Lyme's artistic tradition was continued by Elizabeth Cordon Chandler, who founded the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 1976. Hear the fascinating stories of these and other Remarkable Women of Old Lyme.   144 pages.

Revolution in the Lymes

From the New Lights to the Sons of Liberty

$25

By Jim Lampos & Michaelle Pearson
History Press 2016


The Revolutionary War in the Lymes started as a rebellion of ideas. From its origins in the Cromwellian Saybrook Colony, Lyme (today’s Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme and Salem) prospered under the free hand of self governance and spurned King George III’s efforts to rein in the wayward colonies. In 1765, Reverend Stephen Johnson wrote incendiary missives against the Stamp Act. A few years later, the town hosted its own Tea Party, burning one hundred pounds of British tea near the town green. When the alarm came from Lexington in 1775, Lyme’s citizens were among the first to answer. Historians Jim Lampos and Michaelle Pearson explore how local Patriots shaped an epic revolt. 160 pages.
 

 

The Charm of the Place
Old Lyme in the 1920s

$25

By Carolyn Wakeman


Inspired by a remarkable 1929 advertising mural found in the Old Lyme Grange Hall in 2007, this book explores the town's social, economic and architectural landscape in the 1920s. Written by journalist and Old Lyme native Carolyn Wakeman, the book is illustrated with paintings, photos postcards, and maps.
Paperback, Second edition,
88 pages.

The Land Savers

$20

By Peter Bernard


Written by Peter Bernard in cooperation with local conservation trusts and the Florence Griswold Museum. The Land Savers is an overview of the town's open space resources and how they came to be set aside in the first place. Includes color reproductions of American Impressionist paintings of local scenes. Paperback, 68 pages.

Rum Runners, Governors, Beachcombers & Socialists

Views of the Beaches of Old Lyme

$25

By Jim Lampos & Michaelle Pearson



 

Rum Runners is an intricately researched, intriguing exploration of the beach communities from Griswold Point in the west to Point O’ Woods in the east. Illustrations include a map of the Old Lyme shoreline, decades-old newspaper clippings and postcards, and original photographs.
Paperback, Fourth edition, 88 pages.

 

Hurricane of 1938:

Old Lyme Remembers

$20

By Michele Dickey


This monograph commemorates the 70th anniversary of the hurricane that caused major property damage in Old Lyme, especially its beaches. Paperback, 45 pages

This Ancient and Interesting Town

$15

This is a reprint of an 1876 article by Martha I. Lamb, originally published
in Harper’s magazine, that recounts Old Lyme’s history through anecdotes
about many of its prominent residents. Paperback, 40 pages.

Poverty Island

$15

By Neri A. Clark


This is a memoir of a young man’s adventures and hard times on a 500-acre island off Griswold Point during the Great Depression. Illustrations were provided by Old Lyme artist Catherine Christiano.

Paperback, 30 pages.

Goods & Gifts

ON SALE

 

2021  "Then & Now" Community Calendar   $12.00

Order Now in time for the holidays!

 

Platt Hubbard Map

Framed Print

$35

Artist Platt Hubbard’s original steel engraving, seen here, was donated to the Old Lyme Historical Society by the Twining family.  Limited edition, original art engraving matted and framed.  8 x 10"

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Platt Hubbard Map

Matted Print

$15.00

Limited Edition, original art engraving print. Custom octagonal mat ready for framing. 8 x 10”

Platt Hubbard

Tea Towel

$16.00

Taken from Hubbard's engraving the color version for tea towels and trays was produced by Edie Twining for the product line now on sale. 

Cotton Linen Blend.18 x 27"

Noteworthy Houses

Poster

$20.00

A 16" x 20" four color poster of eleven local houses built between 1666 and 1913.

Old Lyme Historical Society Tote Bag

$16.00

Cotton Canvas tote bag carries letter sized folders and has an outside pocket for pens and keys. 5 x 9 x 12" tall.

Old Lyme

Historical Society 

Baseball Cap

$10.00

100% Cotton adjustable baseball cap with embroidered Old Lyme Historical Society logo.

Platt Hubbard Map

Note Cards

$10.00

Set of 8 colored Hubbard premium glossy note cards with envelopes. 5 x 7"

Lyme Street Historic Places

Tea Towel

$16.00

Colorful depiction of historic Lyme Street shows map and houses designed by Edie Twining. A companion to our Walking Tour brochure. Cotton Linen Blend 18 x 27"

Lyme Street Historic Places Note Cards

$10.00

Set of 8  Colored Historic Lyme Street glossy note cards - with envelopes.

5 x 7"

c. 1920's Map of Old Lyme

$15.00

 Historic map of Old Lyme circa 1920's 13x20"

c. 1886 Map of Old Lyme

$15.00

Historic map of Old Lyme  14 x 17"

Old Lyme Historical Society

PO BOX 352, 55 Lyme St.

Old Lyme, CT

06371

(860) 434-0684

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