Mission: The Mission of the Archives is to collect, preserve and make accessible material about Lyme — its history, people, culture and life-ways and institutions — for research, study, and exhibit. Materials include town, institution and association records; personal and family papers; special collections of farm and business account books;19th and early 20th c. photographs, books, media, newspaper and houses. 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 in support of this totally volunteer operation.
Contact: Carolyn Bacdayan, Archivist firstname.lastname@example.org 860-598-9760
Open Visit Hours: Tuesdays 2pm– 4pm Thursdays 10am–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. With proper archival care and storage they can be preserved and made accessible to future generations as part of the Archives Collection. We also welcome the opportunity from individuals to make digital scans of documents and photos to be added to the Archives Collection, the originals retained by their owner.
Volunteer Opportunities: Various tasks 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.