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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

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Friday June 14th, curator Rhonda Forristall spoke at the Westport Historical Society and told the story of Billy Winters’ journey on the Underground Railroad.  The well attended event complimented Westport Historical Society’s current exhibit “Remembered” which showcases the African American community in Westport. This exhibit, as well as the Deep River Historical Society’s publication of Billy Winters, both received awards […]
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Starting Saturday June 15th, Deep River Historical Society presents a Celebration of the Winthrop Baptist Church in honor of the Church’s 275th Anniversary. Winthrop is a small community that is part of the town of Deep River and an important part of the history of the town. Come and view this new exhibit and learn about the past and see […]
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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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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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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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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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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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The DRHS hosted the Park and Rec campers on Thursday July 20th. Campers explored the concept of “Then and Now” with docents from the Society. The Bleach House is the last remaining bleach house in North America. Campers got to walk inside and see how the ivory pieces were placed for bleaching. We also discussed the need to protect elephants […]
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Open Hours
The historical society is open throughout the summer, Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 PM.
Upcoming Events
  1. Family Day

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

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