About Us

Our Mission

Dedicated to Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the History of Old Saybrook

Our Vision

That understand the importance of its history and is committed to saving and learning from it. Its mission seeks to provide, through its campus, its programs, exhibits, partnerships, outstanding collections, a thriving center for the study and interpretation of the past to foster citizens devoted to the values and responsibilities in a democratic form of government for today and the future.

Our History

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.

The Old Saybrook Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization.

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