The Lyman Historical Society has officially become a nonprofit incorporated organization. FILE PHOTO

LYMAN — Just over a year ago a handful of interested people got together at their local community library to explore the possibility of establishing a historical society in the small town of Lyman.

According to meeting participants, attempts had been made in the past to establish such a society but, for various reasons, it never came to fruition.

Millett Day, current society president, is proud to be associated with the initiative.

“Not only has the group grown since that first meeting, but we’ve accomplished quite a bit in a relatively short period of time,” Day said.

The group’s most recent accomplishment is gaining recognition as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Having met the required state and federal requirements, the Lyman Historical Society has officially become a nonprofit incorporated organization.

The Society’s primary mission is to collect, preserve and publish information related to the Town of Lyman, Maine.  Additionally, the organization is looking forward to sponsoring activities focused on promoting the community’s interest in the town.

Besides Day, other officers of the society include Priscilla L Miles (Vice President), Elaine Strachan (Treasurer) and Pat Littlefield (Secretary).  Board of Trustee members are Diane Cyr, Bridget Grenier and Cathy Troy.

The society is currently working to identify the programs and activities it intends to put forward for purposes of growing awareness of the town’s history, and past resident’s vital importance to the Town of Lyman.

For more information about the Lyman Historical Society or to become a member, please contact [email protected] or visit us on Facebook @LymanMaineHistory

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