245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Visiting Hours

2 PM - 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Visiting Hours

2 - 4 PM

Sat & Sun


Thank you to all who visited our Festival of Trees exhibit. More than 200 people braved the rain to come out and vote for their favorite tree. It was very difficult this year. Many visitors complained about what a hard time they had with voting as all of the trees were spectacular and unique. There were 17 trees in the […]
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Thank you to all you brought your cars or just came out to see these beautiful cars at the First Annual Orphan Car Show held on Family Day at the Deep River Historical Society.  It was a big success. Sixty-two cars arrived for a day of great weather, fun, music and good friends. The variety of cars was amazing with some […]
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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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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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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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Learn about the rich histories of Connecticut’s first Land stewards, the vibrant Native Indian cultures just before and after European contact. Dr. Lucianne Lavin’s lecture will focus particularly on the Wangunks, a populous, powerful tribe with homelands on both sides of the Connecticut River Valley. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Essex Land Trust, the Essex Historical Society, the Deep […]
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DRHS Invites you to a Native American Harvest. In conjunction with Deep River Family Day activities on Saturday, September 16, 2017 the Deep River Historical Society will present an exhibition at the Stone House, 245 Main St. Deep River. This is a guided exhibition titled Native American Harvest and will be available for viewing from 9-2 and again on Sunday, […]
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Ladies representing various time periods from 1790 to 1910 gathered on the Stone House veranda on Sunday Aug 28th. Dressed in actual vintage and authentically reproduced clothing and accessories, the ladies spoke with visitors about their projects, their clothing, the history and their sewing techniques. Many of the visitors that attended the event were able to get advice and discuss their own […]
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Open Hours
The historical society is open throughout the summer, Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 PM.
Upcoming Events
  1. Deep River FAMILY DAY

    September 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Vintage Baseball Game

    September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. The Annual Ladies Tea *New Date*

    October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Notable Women

    November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Festival of Trees

    December 4 - December 6