logo

860-526-1449

info@deepriverhistoricalsociety.org

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Curator Hours

10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

860-526-1449

info@deepriverhistoricalsociety.org

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Curator Hours

10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

Exhibits & Collections

The Parlor

The Parlor features original furniture that belonged to the Southworth family. Here you will find a Victorian horsehair furniture, mid 19th century oil portraits by renowned Deep River Artist, Obadiah Dickinson, a piano made by John H. Most from wood of the Charter Oak Tree and other vintage musical instruments including a melodeon and a cottage organ.

The Marine Room

The Marine Room tells the story of Deep River’s rich maritime history of ship building and the men of Deep River who sailed them around the world. This exhibit is showcases Deep River’s maritime activity during the 1800’s and includes paintings, photographs and artifacts relating to shipbuilding, commerce, trade and early river transportation.

The Bedroom

The Bedroom, formerly two rooms, is now divided by a unique archway. The room showcases an unusual 1852 appliqued crazy quilt on the sleigh bed, samplers, a 1883 English doll house that Capt Prichard Post brought home to his niece and many other Victorian furnishings.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room is furnished with the original table, chairs, and sideboards used by the Southworth family. The room also exhibits Ada Munson’s silver tea service, her Royal Dalton china dinnerware dating to 1906 the year Ada was married and a portrait of Charles Munson’s grandparents are on the far wall.

The Munson Room

The Munson Room contains permanent exhibits of former Deep River businesses and products such as an extensive collection of Niland cut glass, ivory products of Pratt, Read & Co. Inc. and Calvin B. Rogers Co., auger bits of Jennings Co., World War II glider models, samples of Leavers lace (the last lace to be made in Connecticut).  You will also find exhibits of Dennison Woodplanes, Deep River’s World War I Veterans and the Deep River Ancient Muster to name a few.