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245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Curator Hours

10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Curator Hours

10 AM - 12 Noon

Tuesday & Thursday

News

Author Event March 11th,  Billy Winters: One Man’s Journey to Freedom, is based on a first-hand account of Billy’s perilous journey along the Underground Railroad in 1828 and how he made his home and found freedom in a small New England town. Thank you all for the wonderful response to our most recent book launch. President of the Society, Jeff Hostetler […]
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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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The 5th Annual Festival of Trees, Traditions and Legends was held on Dec. 8 and 9th in both the Stone House and Carriage Houses on 245 Main Street, Deep River. Despite the snowstorm, which added a special winter wonderland atmosphere to the evening, we had a record attendance that came to vote and view the wonderful selection of trees and […]
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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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Deep River Historical Society will be holding their 4th annual holiday event and 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 […]
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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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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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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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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. Annual Strawberry Social Fundraiser

    June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm