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.

“Winter is nearly spent
The snow is melting and the days are growing longer Sugar maples will soon be tapped and sweet sap will begin dripping into waiting buckets
It’s been a very long hard time this winter
But, if you take a deep breath, you can almost touch
the happy anticipation in the air
It ‘s the start of spring…life’s renewal promise”

Message from Linda Kinsella –
keeper of the gardens

Summer scenes in Saybrook during pandemic.

Above Photo Credit: Sally Parrenten.

Kind Words