Deep River’s Showcase for Deep River’s History
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Who We Are
Three museums in one…
1. Our Buildings
The Stone House was built in 1841 from locally-quarried stone. Three generations of the Southworth family called the Stone House their home, where we now display some of their original furnishings as well as donations resonant of that period. The property, which was bequeathed to us from Ada Southworth Munson in 1946, also includes a Carriage House (available for event rentals), a Bleach House from the days of ivory manufacturing, and extensive grounds.
2. Our Collections
In addition to the Southworth bequest of a furnished home, the Deep River Historical Society curates our community’s history through artifacts, documents, maps, diaries, letters, art, and much more. Our rotating exhibits have recently highlighted Deep River’s centuries of industry from wharf to waterfall, contributions to women’s suffrage and activism, and the sacrifices of the men and women of Deep River during World War II. And we are planning more!
3. Our Programs
We provide Deep River with a lively roster of events, including period teas, the strawberry social, antique car shows, and the holiday Festival of Trees, along with year-round, though-provoking talks by authors and residents about local history and its colorful personalities.
Plant Sale with Deep River Garden Club. Pre-orders until 9/8. Pick up on 9/16 at Farm Day!
Please support to help replace our trees!
Deep River Day @ 10-2 PM
10/21 & 10/22
Radical Women, The Suffragists @ 2 PM
12/1, 12/2 & 12/3
Festival of Trees @ 4 to 8 PM
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Membership includes a subscription to the Society’s newsletter and free admission to exhibits.
Become a Member
Please note, this society is an independent charitable organization. It receives no town or state funding. Any contribution above basic membership is tax deductible, and is most appreciated.
Latest News & Articles
Deep River Historical Society is participating in the Killingworth Quilt and Fiber Arts Show at the Parmalee Farm on September 23 and 24th Four of our historic quilts will be on display. The Killingworth Historical Society will host a Quilt and Fiber Art Show on...
Monday, October 30th, 7 PM, The Carriage House There are few people who know witch trials even took place outside of Salem. However, Connecticut led the way in the prosecution and execution of witches almost 50 years before the Salem Witch Trials began. Learn more...
Saturday, September 16th; 10 AM to 2 PM The Carriage House Annex has gotten a facelift! We are opening the Carriage House and the Annex on Deep River Day for a display of rarely viewed items from our farm collection. Did you know that Lozzelle Platt grew tobacco in...
At the Deep River Town Hall TheatreSaturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 pmTalkback immediately following each show. Radical Women, The SuffragistsA New Musical by Patty CarverDirected by Jerry GoehringMusic by Leo Carusone, Patty Carver, & Andrew...
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 1, 2, & 3, 4 to 8 pm The Deep River Historical Society is reaching out to all non-profits in town and our merchants to participate in this year’s Festival. Take this opportunity to showcase your organization to the whole...
Jennie Smith Floyd was one of Deep River's most respectable and reliable citizens, a tireless worker for her adopted family, for their businesses, and for the Baptist Church. In those respects, her life was an open book, but little is known about her life-book's open...