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.