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Deep River, CT. 06417

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10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Curator Hours

10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

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July 2017

Ladies Historic Sewing Circle

July 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Deep River Historical Society, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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October 2017

The Wangunks and Connecticut’s Indigenous Communities

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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  Learn about the rich histories of Connecticut's first land stewards, 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 River Historical Society and the Deep River Land Trust. The program takes place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 7:00…

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Deep River Stories

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DRHS Carriage House, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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The Deep River Historical Society invites you to an evening reception to meet the author and artists behind “Deep River Stories” on Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 pm. at the Carriage House, 245 Main Street Deep River. Come and join us for a fun evening of stories as we launch our newest publication. Books will be available for $10.00. All proceeds will benefit the Deep River Historical Society as we work to maintain this gem of a historic building and…

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November 2017

Native Americans of the Connecticut River Valley

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deep River Town Hall, 174 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States

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 Deep River Town Hall, 174 Main Street, Deep River, CT.  This program is titled Native Americans of the Connecticut River Valley.  Nicholas Bellatoni, former CT State Archaeologist, will be our guide to Native Indian sites and cultures over the last 11,000 years in the lower CT. River Valley. The evening will…

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Bourbon & Bubbles 2017 Fundraiser

November 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carriage House, 245 Main Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
$25

Deep River Historical Society is holding a fund-raiser Friday, 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 served. Tickets available at the door and priced at $25 per person. You must be 21 years or older to…

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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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