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

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 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...

February 24, 2018

 Photo by John B. Nichols

“Many curios and antiques were found by boys of the Y.M.C.A. camp on Long Point during their visit Friday to the Indian burying grounds on Point Peninsula.” - The Watertown Daily Times, July 6, 1921

Lyme’s best-known Native burial s...

February 6, 2018

Photo courtesy Lyme Heritage Center

In 1914 the Little White Church by the Lake was still known as the Point Peninsula Methodist Episcopal Church. Its new minister was the Rev. Mr. Benjamin J. Clearmont, who claimed to be a native of Geneva, Switzerland. He...

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