Mission: The Mission  of the Lyme Local History Archives is to collect and preserve materials about Lyme, CT — history,  people,  institutions, culture and life-ways —  and to make them accessible to the public for research, study, appreciation and enjoyment. Collections include family and personal papers,  town, institution and association records; manuscripts; special collections of photographs, genealogy, oral histor, newspapers  and house history research. Click here to view Archives Collections 

Services: Comfortable study space and copy equipment  are available for reading and research.  Archives staff will assist with subject searches and document retrieval. The use of the Archives is free; copies and reproductions of material may have a small fee. Contributions are welcome to help support the program.

Contact: Carolyn Bacdayan, Archivist    860-598-9760

Open Visit Hours: Tuesdays 2-4 PM;  Thursdays 10-noon    or make an appointment by contacting us.

Location: Within the Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Rd. (Route 156), Lyme, CT  06371

Donations   The Archives seeks  personal and family papers, documents, photographs and other materials relevant to the history and life-ways of Lyme.  If donated, they wouldl be preserved with  archival care and storage, and made accessible to future generations as part of the  Archives Collection. We also welcome the opportunity to make digital scans of documents and photos to be added to the Archives Collection, the originals retained by the owner.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Various opportunities are available for volunteer assistants to transcribe hand-written documents and  oral history tapes, index small collections, write abstracts or short articles,   and curate small exhibits based on archival materials. Let us know of your interest and skill. 

Archives Reading Room