The Lyme Historians, Inc. was founded in 1961 with the purpose of helping to document the town’s history, keeping it alive and relevant to the present day by maintaining exhibits and collections and acquiring books, maps, documents and artifacts pertaining to Lyme, New Hampshire. Clyde Grant, Lucy King and Dorothy W. Sears served on the first organization committee. The Lyme Historians incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1988.
Over the years the Lyme Historians have had several homes. Their first home in 1964 was the Lyme Center Academy Building, then moving to a series of locations around Lyme. In 2002 after assisting with successful fundraising, and subsequent renovation of the Academy Building, the Lyme Historians returned to the historical museum space on the first floor of the Academy. After years of constant growth, the Lyme Historians finally purchased the Judge Churchill house at 15 Main Street, across from the Lyme Common and opened in their new location in late 2016.
2017-2018 Lyme Historians Officers
President: Stephen Alden
Vice President: Laurie Wadsworth
Secretary: Elizabeth Kilmarx
Treasurer: Susanne Simon
Museum Director: Sallie Ramsden
Members At Large: Nancy Wray, Frank Gould, Jane Fant, Rob Meyer, Susan Musty, Allan Newton, Jane Eakin, Tom Turkington
Membership: Stephen Alden
Publications: Adair Mulligan
Education: Bill Murphy