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

Author: Christina Forristall

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 of the Deep River Historical Society in 1938. She bequeathed her home to the Society shortly before her death in August of 1946. The Stone House is representative of the early quarry industry in town. 
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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. This will bring to life the story of the Deep River Stream, the mills and factories built along its banks, and how they played a very important role in the Industrial Revolution. The Community Foundation 
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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 a few votes being cast by paper ballot.  The membership unanimously elected Veronica Makowsky and Jerry Roberts to 5-year terms and Leslie Kane to fill an open vacancy term for 3 years. The membership also 
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How appropriate for the second part of our Celebrating Women Series to be posted in March. Expanding Rights, Expanding Roles, 1950 – 2000 is now available.  Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Achievements In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provided women with the right to vote, opening up new avenues for them politically, economically, and socially.  During the 
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It has been a challenging year. Thank you to ALL who participated in this year’s Festival of Light, Hope and Art. You brought light into the darkness, hope for a brighter new year and some art to lift our spirits. Thank you to all of our friends and neighbors who also decorated their homes. You really did light up Deep 
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Thank you Zip06 for highlighting this community event! The holiday season might look a little different this year! But Covid-19 can’t crush our holiday spirit! www.zip06.com/news/20201201/deep-riverx2019s-x2018festival-of-light-hope-and-artx2019-starts-dec-5
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“Rise Up Sisters!” is a traveling exhibit created by the CT Women’s Hall of Fame to depict the journey to women’s suffrage. This beautiful and educational exhibit will be on display at 159 Main Street in Deep River from Tuesday, November 10th to Sunday, November 22nd. The display is set up to be viewed and enjoyed from the sidewalk. The 
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A Mission Trip in Our Own Back Yard The Deep River Congregational Church sponsors a Mission Trip every summer to a location that needs help. The Teen Issues class consisting of teens from 9th to 12th grade and their councilors had raised money to travel to North Carolina this summer. The plan was to take a weeklong trip and help 
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In an effort to follow guidelines and to keep volunteers and the community safe everything at the Deep River Historical Society closed down the first week of March. The Stone House will remain closed to the public for the remainder of the season. Volunteer staff has intermittently stopped in to check on the building and pick up pieces to work 
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It’s Spring in New England and gardeners are finally able to get their hands in the dirt.  Marian Staye, our building and grounds co-chair, is already out getting our gardens ready to welcome visitors back to the Deep River Historical Society.  We are very excited this year to introduce a new plant species to our gardens. Over the winter our 
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