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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

The Connecticut League of History Organizations presents Awards of Merit annually to institutions and individuals who demonstrate the highest of professional standards and who enhance and further the understanding of Connecticut history. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the care, thought and effort invested in these contributions and to inspire and encourage others by acknowledging exceptional contributions to […]
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The Deep River Historical Society’s Annual Meeting was held March 20th with a pot luck supper and entertaining program by Rhonda Forristall and the Curatorial Committee. Rhonda and committee have co-sponsored a grant from Middlesex Community Foundation with Chester Historical Society to digitize Rhonda’s grandfather’s home movies and other films in the Society’s collection. The meeting was well attended. Jeff […]
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Another sold out event! The weather turned warm and sunny. Ladies arrived in their summer bonnets to sip their tea and enjoy and entertaining and educational program by Kandie Carle of East Haddam. Better known as the Victorian Lady, Kandie has been presenting historical programs such as this since 1992. many of you will remember her performance here in 2014 […]
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Donations are our lifeblood and Essex Savings Bank is giving thousands of dollars to help aid our efforts. Essex Savings Bank will be collecting votes throughout the month of February. At the end of this period, the votes are tallied and translate into a percentage of the total amount of allocated funds. In 2019, the total amount to be distributed […]
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See highlights of our 6 th Annual Festival of Trees courtesy of Kristie Kaminski photographer of Valley Shore Community TV. Check out this link or visit their web site for a listing of viewing times on Channel 19. http://www.esenetworks.com/player.aspx?id=51988&content-id=204496 The Society is so appreciative of all the organizations who participated. The trees were amazing and our visitors awarded their favorites […]
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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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Open Hours
The historical society is open throughout the summer, Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 PM.
Upcoming Events
  1. 2019 Strawberry Social

    June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Family Day

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Vintage Baseball Game

    September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm