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Deep River, CT. 06417

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Deep River, CT 06417

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November 2017

Extended Hours to Feast on History

November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017
Deep River Historical Society, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States

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. For more information, check out our post.

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December 2017

Archaeology Hike at the Preserve

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This hike will commence at the West Preserve parking lot, Ingham Hill Rd. Essex for Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9:00. Bad weather will cancel the event hike. 

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Trees, Traditions and Legends

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Deep River Historical Society, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States

This is our 4th annual holiday event and we welcome all to come and partake in the festivities. Both the Carriage House and Stone House, 245 Main Street, Deep River will feature decorated trees and holiday decorations. The houses will be open for viewing on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9th from 4-9 pm. The event is free to all, that wish to foster some Holiday Spirit. For more information about the event, see our news post or you…

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March 2018

An Author Event

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carriage House, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States

The Deep River Historical Society is proud to announce our second book launching. Our curator Rhonda Forristall, has written the story of Billy Winters, a self-emancipated slave, who found sanctuary in Deep River after a perilous journey on the Underground Railroad.

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April 2018

History on iCRVRadio

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This Friday, April 6 at 9 am, Rhonda Forristall, curator of Deep River Historical Society and  Skip Hubbard, President of Chester Historical Society meet with Cynthia Clegg, President of the Middlesex Community Foundation and DaveWilliams from iCRV radio to discuss their collaboration on a recent grant from the Community Foundation. Rhonda and Skip are working on a project to digitalize some home movies her grandfather took from 1934 to 1967. These films will become interactive displays at both Deep River and Chester…

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Slavery in America and the Underground Railroad

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deep River Town Hall, 174 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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The Winthrop Cemetery Association and the Deep River Historical Society are proud to bring this dynamic speaker to Deep River for an informative and interactive presentation. Program will be held at the Deep River Town Hall Auditorium Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00pm Dr. Don Rankin, a Yale trained physician and surgeon, will chronicle the development of slavery in America and the heroic efforts of those who championed its abolishment. The origin and developments of the underground railroad will be…

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June 2018

Annual Strawberry Social Fundraiser

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carriage House, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
Deep River Historical Society Strawberry Social Fundraiser

Deep River Historical Society Hosts Annual Strawberry Social Fundraiser Sunday, June 3 1-3 pm Carriage House 245 Main Street, Deep River Tickets available at the door $6 adults $3.00 for children 5 and under Come and be served a plate that makes a meal,soft drinks included. Berry Basket Surprise items available too! Fresh Strawberries Cascading over Biscuits All topped with Home-made Whipped Cream Come and join your small town community fun and support the Society and all their projects. For more information…

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PT Boats and the Connecticut Connection

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carriage House, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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Deep River Historical Society and the Chester Historical Society invite you to join us for a history presentation featuring John Cunningham of Deep River and Jeff Ridgway of Chester. They will discuss how their grandfathers collaborated in a project to build PT boats for the Navy in World War II. Our Shoreline towns have an important maritime history that has continued into modern times. The maritime legacy of the Chase and Scott-Paine families is an interesting story to hear. For…

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September 2018

2018 Tri-Town Vintage Base Ball

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Devitt Field, 15 Southworth Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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It's time again for Chester, Essex and Deep River to toss out the first ball for the VINTAGE BASEBALL GAME! The historical societies of Chester, Deep River and Essex are teaming up again to provide great family fun. Several innings by late 19th century rules and customs will recreate the earliest days of America's pastime. Historial commentary is provided to help the audience understand the baseball rules of the 1850's. Save the date and come and support your favorite team Old-time…

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October 2018

Hidden History of Middlesex County, Connecticut

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DRHS Carriage House, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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Local authors Robert and Kathleen Hubbard reveal many unforgettable stories in their recently published book, Hidden History of Middlesex County. They will present slides and discuss their research which took them to Deep River and the other 14 cities and towns of Middlesex County. The book includes conversations with over 100 people who were knowledgeable of the historic people, places and events that are discussed in the book. Co-sponsored Free Event with Deep River Library and Deep River Historical Society Tuesday, October 9th at…

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