September 27, 2022

Old Lyme Historical Society Hosts Local Authors Tonight to Discuss Latest Edition of Their ‘Rum Runners …’ Book

Historic postcard of Sound View Beach. Submitted by Old Lyme Historical Society Inc.

OLD LYME — On Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m., the Old Lyme Historical Society Inc. (OLHSI) presents a talk and book-signing by local authors and historians Michaelle Pearson and Jim Lampos in the OLHSI building at 55 Lyme St.  All are welcome to this free event.

The husband and wife team, who live in Old Lyme, will speak about their book, Rum Runners, Governors, Beachcombers & Socialists: Views of the Beaches in Old Lyme.

Michaelle Pearson and Jim Lampos will give an author talk on their book, Rum Runners, Governors, Beachcombers & Socialists: Views of the Beaches in Old Lyme, Monday evening at the Old Lyme Historical Society building at 55 Lyme St. Photo by Angela Chicoski Photography.

The event celebrates the newly-released fifth edition of the book, which features recently-scanned and color-corrected historic photos and postcard images that bring the beaches’ colorful history to life. Illustrations include a map of the Old Lyme shoreline, decades-old newspaper clippings and postcards, and original photographs.

Published by the OLHSI, the book details the history of Sound View — America’s Oldest Public Beach — and the other beach colonies of Old Lyme. It is an intricately researched and intriguing exploration of the beach communities from Griswold Point in the west to Point O’ Woods in the east.

Signed 5th edition copies of the book will be available to attendees at a 20 percent discount.

Donations are welcome for the Carol Noyes Winters Scholarship Fund.