245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Visiting Hours

Sun 2 PM - 4 PM Thurs 10 AM- Noon

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Visiting Hours

Sunday 2 - 4 PM Thursday 10 AM - Noon

Sat & Sun

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Deep River Historical Society

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Welcome

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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Membership

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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Donations

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

June 10, 2021

75 Years at The Stone House!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Ada Southworth Munson’s gift to the Society of her unique family home. Mrs. Munson was a founding member…

Wharf to Waterfall: Deep River and the Industrial Revolution Exhibit to Open!

The Deep River Historical Society will open its doors to showcase new exhibits funded with a matching grant of $11, 694 from the Connecticut Humanities.…

Deep River Historical Society Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members!

The Deep River Historical Society held its annual meeting virtually this year due to COVID -19 restrictions.  Voting of the membership was done electronically with…

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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