Our History and Mission




The Lyme Community Foundation (LCF) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is "to enhance and support the community through cooperation, learning and enrichment." Founded in 1998, LCF uses the Alexander Copley House and its grounds as a Community Center to serve the residents and visitors of the town of Lyme. The building accommodates meetings, art programs and events.

Each year the LCF presents Summer Movies, the Copley Haunted House each Halloween, the Holiday House Tour at Christmas, guitar lessons, arts and craft classes and other programs.


Recent Posts

May 18, 2020

Friday May 22nd 11:00am- Monday May 25th 3:00pm there will be a bottle and can drive to support the Lyme Community Foundation. Thanks to Cari Greene and The Blue Heron we will have a trailer parked at The Blue Heron for you to drop off all your bottles and...

August 14, 2019



Paint  “Thackery Binx” the cat from Hocus Pocus! Thackery Binx was a 17th century Salem boy transformed into a black cat by Winifred Sa...

July 15, 2019

Hosted by the Lyme Community Foundation
and Sponsored by Bay Breeze Golf Links


Birdie. Birdie? How did a score of one under par get that name? In the 19th Century a 'birdie' was a term equivalent to 'cool' or 'excellent'. In 1903, at the Atlantic City Clu...

November 19, 2018

(Rudolph and Lilly Haas; Vienna, fall 1933. Photo: Steven Haas)

If you’re over 50 and you grew up in Lyme or Cape Vincent, you probably have a story about Dr. Haas. There’s a good chance he stitched you

up, gave you a shot, or delivered you.

Seventy year...

October 23, 2018

The Copley Haunted House event will live again in October 25-27, 2018, with an infusion of fresh blood of local volunteers to help dream up the themes, build the sets, and carry out the scares.

Characters and scenes from Poltergeist, Nightmar...

October 4, 2018

Photo courtesy Ellen George 

30,000 ciscoes were caught at Chaumont recently, at one haul. Every barrel in the vicinity was brought up and the storage was then insufficient. The balance of them were put in a large vat and sold out to farmers, the pric...

September 14, 2018

photo: Margaret Brennen 

 After months of preparation, Lyme celebrated 200 years since its founding in 1818. The weekend included concerts, free ice cream. carnival rides, a parade and fireworks. 

Throughout the celebration, which began on Friday evenin...

The Town of Lyme has lost another very special member of the community. On June 14, 2018 Gary Nicholson lost his battle with cancer.

Gary had a long career in education as he began his career as an English teacher, then was a Secondary Principal and eventua...

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