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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

News

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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July 1, 2019 – Deep River Historical Society has been awarded a grant by the CT Humanities to create a new interactive exhibit at the Stone House detailing the rise of the Village of Deep River to an Industrial Hub. “From Wharf to Waterfall: Deep River and the Industrial Revolution” is designed to integrate all the assets of the Deep […]
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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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Donations are our lifeblood and Essex Savings Bank is giving thousands of dollars to help aid our efforts. Essex Savings Bank will be collecting votes throughout the month of February. At the end of this period, the votes are tallied and translate into a percentage of the total amount of allocated funds. In 2019, the total amount to be distributed […]
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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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Veteran’s Photos Needed! Let’s Honor Our Tri-Town Veterans — Find those old photos to submit to be featured in the Patriotic Salute! Deep River, Chester and Essex Historical Societies are working together to create a Patriotic Salute to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and honor 100 years in all the branches of service in the wars our country has been […]
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Open Hours
The historical society is open throughout the summer, Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 PM.
Upcoming Events
  1. Vintage Baseball Game

    September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Author Event with Jerry Roberts

    September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. 2019 Beacon Awards Reception

    October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm