IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT The Gen. William Hart House and
and Exhibit Gallery, are closed until
further notice.

The Frank Stevenson Archives is open to volunteers. Public will be admitted by appointment.
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Old Saybrook Historical Society Wins 2020
National Award of Excellence
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Dedicated to Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the
History of Old Saybrook

The Old Saybrook Historical Society welcomes you to its home page and invites you to navigate through to discover what we have to offer!  The rich history of Old Saybrook found in historical homes, artifacts, documents, letters, etc. was in danger of disappearing or being destroyed if an organization to implement the preservation of these items was not formed.  A group of twenty concerned citizens decided to address this serious problem by creating the Old Saybrook Historical Society in 1958.  Under the able direction of the first president, Frank Tinsley, a noted historian, author and scientific illustrator, a formal Constitution incorporating the Society was established in 1966. The Old Saybrook Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

Exciting New Publication

Old Saybrook: A Main Street History

Old Saybrook’s Main Street is considered by many to be the quintessential New England town center.  The wide, divided avenue has always been a place to get a coffee, go shopping, worship, vote and volunteer.  And behind the familiar buildings, shops and old houses there is a history that has helped shape this town.  Read more… 

Summer scenes in Saybrook during pandemic.

Above Photo Credit: Sally Parrenten.

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