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

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 9, 2018

Depauville Free Library will present "Loving Vincent" as part of its Carmen D'Avino Second Saturday Cinema film series, this Saturday February 10th, 2018 at 4pm. 

Rotten Tomatoes gave "Loving Vincent" (2017) a Certified Fresh rating, with 83% of critic's re...

Plans are being made to celebrate the Town of Lyme Bicentennial Celebration. This is a celebration of us and for us.

Interested residents, organization representatives, fire department members and Town and Village Board members have met twice and will meet...

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...

February 5, 2018

The Lyme Heritage Center facility is closed until May, but the board members are busy working on various projects. One of these projects is the scheduling of summer programs that should be of general interest. Generally these programs are Sunday afternoons...

February 5, 2018

Brrr!!  That’s the word of the day as of mid-January in Lyme NY.  Let’s wish that by the time this newsletter is circulated, a mid-winter thaw may have occurred.

But do not be discouraged.  There are positive ideas that can help us survive –...

February 5, 2018

Photo by Gary Walts        

Village life comes with neighbors. In winter their good deeds are more evident by virtue of pay-it-forward driveway and sidewalk clearing.

You might notice this more if you walk your dog, because if your dog is...

Photo by Julie Covey     

Wildlife of all types have a few essential needs during the cold winter months. Each individual requires adequate food to keep their internal energy-driven heat system burning, so the fur or feather body stays warm. Habit...

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