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245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Curator Hours

10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Curator Hours

10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

Author: Rich Forristall

Veteran’s Photos Needed! Let’s Honor Our Tri-Town Veterans — Find those old photos to submit to be featured in the Patriotic Salute! Deep River, Chester and Essex Historical Societies are working together to create a Patriotic Salute to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and honor 100 years in all the branches of service in the wars our country has been […]
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On June 19th, the Deep River Historical Society and Chester Historical Society hosted a presentation on Connecticut’s connection with PT boats dating back to World War II. Our Shoreline towns have had an important maritime history that has continued into modern times. John Cunningham of Deep River and Jeff Ridgway of Chester told the story of how their grandfathers collaborated […]
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The Deep River Historical Society will be opening for the summer season on Saturday June 30th from 2-4 pm and welcoming visiting guests on most weekends until early September. To kick off the first day we are hosting a reception and program introduction. There will be a small reception on the front porch of the Stone House with light refreshments for those that would […]
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On June 3rd, 2018, the Deep River Historical Society hosted their annual Strawberry Social fundraiser. The event was a great success and we wanted to thank all those who came and donated. We are looking forward to another successful event next year. In case you missed it, here are some photos from the fundraiser.
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Author Event March 11th,  Billy Winters: One Man’s Journey to Freedom, is based on a first-hand account of Billy’s perilous journey along the Underground Railroad in 1828 and how he made his home and found freedom in a small New England town. Thank you all for the wonderful response to our most recent book launch. President of the Society, Jeff Hostetler […]
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The Deep River Historical Society is proud to announce the publication of a second book called Billy Winters, One Man’s Journey to Freedom, written by Rhonda Forristall, Curator of the Society. Historians often say that “history repeats itself” so is it really a surprise that 117 years after the death of Billy Winters that his story is still current? The […]
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The 5th Annual Festival of Trees, Traditions and Legends was held on Dec. 8 and 9th in both the Stone House and Carriage Houses on 245 Main Street, Deep River. Despite the snowstorm, which added a special winter wonderland atmosphere to the evening, we had a record attendance that came to vote and view the wonderful selection of trees and […]
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Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25 11-2 pm. For some diversion and family time, come and visit the Stone House during their additional hours over the holiday break. If you have house guests that you are looking for an activity, bring them along and share Deep River’s rich history with them. As always, the visits are free to all. […]
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Deep River Historical Society is holding a fund-raiser Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carriage House, 245 Main Street, Deep River. Taste a variety of unique bourbons, sparkling wines, craft beers generously provided by Shore Discount Liquors. All proceeds will be helping fund the Society’s mission to preserve the town’s history and artifacts. Appetizers will be […]
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We are co-sponsoring events with our own Historical Society and the Essex Historical Society along with the Land Trusts from both towns. Come join us on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 at the Carriage House. 245 Main Street, Deep River.  This program is titled Native Americans of the Connecticut River Valley.  Nicholas Bellatoni, former CT State Archaeologist, will be our guide to Native […]
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Open Hours
The historical society is open throughout the summer, Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 PM.
Upcoming Events
  1. A Patriotic Salute

    November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Feast on History

    November 23 - November 24
  3. Festival of Trees

    December 7 - December 9