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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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The Corona virus has disrupted our spring activities but we are trying to keep a positive attitude.  As the current pandemic seems to be evolving daily, it is the thought of the trusties that dates and times may change as we get closer to our scheduled events. The Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper in March was cancelled. However, the work […]
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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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Deep River Historical Society’s talented and creative membership have put together two great submissions for the DR Merchants Scarecrow Contest. Voting is done online. Join us in celebrating Fall.  To Vote On-line Sign in or create an account at the Deep River Community Account address below: https://deepriver.recdesk.com/Community/Member/Login From your profile page, click on Programs in upper left Scroll down and […]
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What do history, theater and Halloween have in common?  Why it’s Haunted River at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex!  This 5 scene play/haunted walking tour takes place on the grounds of the museum this October. This year will be the 3rd version of Haunted River featuring all new stories based on folklore, myths and legends of the Connecticut River […]
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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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Open Hours
The historical society is open throughout the summer, Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 PM.
Upcoming Events
  1. Grand Opening of New Exhibits at DRHS

    June 6
  2. The Annual Strawberry Social

    June 14
  3. Deep River FAMILY DAY

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

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

    October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm