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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

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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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The Deep River Historical Society presents an opportunity to step back in time.  This house and property is considered the crown jewel at 245 Main St., Deep River.  The Stone House was built in the 1840″s by Deacon Ezra Southworth for his bride.  Three generations of the Southworth family have lived here and left their mark on Deep River.  Ada […]
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On May 24th the Valley students arrived to help us with chores on the property. They raked, spread mulch, washed windows, swept floors, and carted trash. It is amazing how much they accomplished in just one morning. We are truly grateful to Valley Regional and their Community Service Day.
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It promises to be another active season at the DRHS with many events planned for the upcoming months. Cindi Stannard, Board of Trustee Treasurer, will be presenting a talk, “Winthrop—-In Its Early Days” at the Carriage House on Thursday April 27th at 7:00 pm. Free to all that are interested in attending.  The Winthrop section of Deep River is being […]
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4th. Annual Festival of Trees Sponsored by Deep River Historical Society Dec. 1, 2 & 3 Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5-8 pm Mark your calendars Lights will be glowing in the beautiful rooms of the Stone House and Carriage House as it is decorated for the Festival of Trees, Trains & Traditions. A special train layout is being designed by Trustee member Frank Santoro […]
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College students home over the Thanksgiving break? House guests that have eaten more turkey than they wanted to and looking for something to do? Free entertainment and getting to know more about our town can all be accomplished during the extended hours at the Stone House post Thanksgiving! Alternative to Black Friday Holiday shopping and/or football for those that want […]
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Congratulations to Chester Vintage Baseball team for this years win. Another great day and great game in Deep River as players and families came together to enjoy the friendly Tri-Town historical baseball competition at Devitts Field. Essex and Deep River will be back to win next year. Thanks to our guys, Aaron “Pigpen,” Rick “Used to Quick,” Shawn “The Tick,” Angus […]
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Standing room only at Tom Elliott’s talk on Wed night. A wonderfully informed talk about the manufacturing of planes in Winthrop. Tom surprised the entire room when he donated his collection of Denison planes to the Deep river Historical Society. An overwhelming reaction to such a generous gift.   Thomas Elliott, well-respected architect, from Westbook, CT presented a program on […]
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Open Hours
The historical society is open throughout the summer, Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 PM.
Upcoming Events
  1. The Wangunks and Connecticut’s Indigenous Communities

    October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm