245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Visiting Hours

By Appointment Only

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Visiting Hours

By Appointment Only

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Deep River Historical Society

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The Deep River Historical Society collects, preserves, and communicates the rich history of the Town of Deep River to the public through exhibits, programs, research collections, and publications. Founded in 1938, it is a private non-profit corporation, governed by a board of trustees drawn from the membership. Membership is open to all interested persons.

Ongoing Society activities include the maintenance of the Stone House, the Carriage House and the Bleach House, the preservation of the historic collections and research resources, regular visiting hours for members and the public, an annual calendar of social, educational and cultural programs, outreach projects with schools and senior groups, and collaborations with other community organizations.

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The Southworth Family & Society Property

Three generations of Southworths lived in this house. After the death of Ada Southworth in 1946, the house and grounds were bequeathed to the historical society.

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Programs & Projects

DRHS hosts programs throughout the year on a wide variety of topics that are of interest to the community and in accordance with our mission. The Society is always looking for new participants for its programs and projects. Anyone interested in being involved, please contact Jeff Hostetler.

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Come and Join us, membership is open to all who have an interest in the works of the Society. We are an all-volunteer organization with a passion for history. Take an active role in preserving Deep River’s story for the next generation.

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We welcome donations to support our programming and activities at the Deep River Historical Society as well as to help with the maintenance of the beautiful grounds.

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" Preserving the History of our Small Town and Community "

Our purpose is to interact with our community in the collection, preservation and interpretation of Deep River’s place in America’s history through exhibits, programs, research, collections and publications, to inspire current and future generations.

DRHS News & Events

January 26, 2022

Notice of DRHS Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting to be held Wednesday, March 16th at 7 pm.  Please watch the website for information on where it will be held. We are…

Deep River Historical Society Receives Connecticut Humanities “American Rescue Plan” COVID Relief Funding, a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant, and a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County/Westbrook Family Fund.

The Society is grateful for the continued support of CT Humanities, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, and the Westbrook Family.  Without the financial support…

Festival of Trees ~ Thank You!

Thank you to all who participated in this year's Festival of Trees. Voting was very difficult this year as there were so many wonderful choices. The creativity…

Our Documents

Need help locating a specific document or form? You can find all of the Deep River Historical Society’s relevant documentation right here on our website.

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