245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Visiting Hours

Summer Hours Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am-noon.

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Visiting Hours

By Appointment Only

Author: Christina Forristall

On Sunday afternoon October 2nd, the Deep River Historical Society and the Chester Historical Societies welcome Erik Hesselberg to the Chester Meeting House. This well-known author and Haddam native will be speaking about steamboats on the CT River (1815 to 1931) and his most recent book Night Boat to New York.  Erik Hesselberg has been writing about the Connecticut River 
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Congratulations to the winners of the People’s Choice awards.   Tied for First Place are Cliff Baker with his 1929 Viking V29 and Tom Matthews with his 1976 Mercury Grand Marquis. Cliff’s car also took 1st place in 2019. Tied for second place are Fred Bauer with his 1954 MG and Steve Marcolini with his 1939 LaSalle Ambulance who also won 
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Deep River Historical Society Trustee Frank Santoro released his latest book “MORE DEEP RIVER STORIES” at the Carriage House on Sept 22nd. These ten stories focused on the Personalities of the Deep River, some stories of immigration and the people who made a new life here, and to be honest some oddities. Nine local artists donated their time and talents to 
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Elizabeth Woodland was born in 1921, the daughter of Stuart and Elvera Woodland of Rattling Valley Rd. She was a graduate of Deep River High School and Becker College. In 1943 she enlisted in the Woman’s Army Air Corps, one of only six women from Deep River who enlisted in any branch of service during World War II. She trained 
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This small town of Saybrook, as we were known then, sent 416 young men and women off to war. Eighty-five families sent more than one son or daughter. Anna Miezejeski had six stars hanging on her kitchen door for her five sons and one son-in-law. That’s a lot of worry for one mother. Fortunately, they all came home. Joe Miezejeski 
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In March of 1943, a group of 13 Deep River “Boys” left together and formed a Combat Engineers Unit which kept them together throughout the war.  Stanley Stopa enlisted at the age of 19 years in the U.S. Army. Stan left by bus from East Hampton, CT with 13 other “boys” from Deep River and entered active service in the 
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Eighty-five families sent more than one son or daughter to war. This week we take a look at the Adamcyk family, John, Ray, and Stanley.  John was the oldest of the three brothers at age 38 years and served the shortest time in the U.S Army. Having been inducted into the U.S. Army on August 29, 1942, he was transferred 
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 Stanley Charles Waz, son of Mrs. Anna Waz, of Warsaw St. He was born on June 19, 1919, and was 23 years old at the time of his enlistment in 1942 in the U.S. Army. Lieutenant Stanley Waz, was one of the first “ boys” from Deep River to be called into the armed forces, He graduated from Anti-Aircraft Artillery 
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Deep River Historical Society will be at Florence Griswold Museum on July 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for their Midsummer Festival hand-On Minds-On Trail. We will be making paper airplanes and watching them soar. Society publications will be available for sale. Come and join us for a great day in Old Lyme.   Visit The Florence Griswold Museum website for 
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Edith May Anderson is one of seven women who enlisted during WWII from (Saybrook)  Deep River. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and earned the rank of Yeoman 3rd class. Prior to enlisting, Edith worked as the secretary of R. W. Stevens in the procurement department of Pratt, Read & Co. An article printed in the Leading Edge (the company 
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