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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

June 18, 2018

Mr. Heath and Mrs. Perry's classes at Old Cedar Grove Cemetery with (back row) Mr. Heath, Mrs. Perry, Patricia Reome, Kristin Vassallo

Lyme's third graders in Mr. Heath’s and Mrs. Perry’s class visited both the Old and New Cedar Grove Cemeteries in preparat...

June 15, 2018

Digital rendering of potential use of the proposed park land (Mike Harris)

At the May 9th meeting of the Town Board, the board unanimously voted to adopt a bond resolution to acquire land, offered for sale by its current owner Geordie H. Magee to the Town o...

- “The Gordon girls” -- Chaumont sisters Myna, Laura, and Ruth with their dog Trixie at Dunmovin, probably in the 1930s. (photo courtesy Lyme Heritage Center)

One of the oldest houses in Lyme stands at Horton’s Cove on Point Salubrious. James Horton is beli...

April 15, 2018

Photo by Julie Putnam-Maitag 

Thank you Mr. Marty Jones, for once again, sharing your time and talents with our town. A neighbor asked him what he thought about replicating a similar sign she had seen in Kingston, ON. Without hesitation, Mr. Jones went to w...

Photo by Julie Covey

Invasive species often have advantages over our local plant and animal species. These invaders are frequently more aggressive and have other abilities to out-compete North American natives. One advantage well demonstrated in nonnative p...

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...

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