245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Visiting Hours

By Appointment Only

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Visiting Hours

By Appointment Only

Author: Christina Forristall

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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CT Humanities CARES Act Humanities Relief Grants –Awards Announcement The Deep River Historical Society is thrilled and grateful to be one of the many the recipients of the CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant sponsored by Connecticut Humanities. On July 2nd CT Humanities announced awards non-profit organizations throughout the state who have been negatively impacted by this COVID 1-19 pandemic. Similar 
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The Deep River Historical Society is proud to host the Valley Regional High School Senior Photo Signs! They have been placed on our front lawn for the community to enjoy and celebrate the class of 2020. These signs have traveled from the Essex Fire House, to the Chester Meeting House and now at the Deep River Historical Society till the 
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After the closure of Citizens Bank in Deep River, many community members were concerned about the future of Harry Tyler’s Winchester Rifle. This rifle was used in the infamous Deep River bank robbery of 1899. Harry Tyler used it to defend the bank, killing the man only known as XYZ. The DRHS is excited to announce the 122-year-old firearm has 
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The health and well being of our community is the Deep River Historical Society’s primary concern. As part of the effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the opening of our new exhibits and canceled upcoming events. Please continue to monitor this site for updates to our summer schedule. We are 
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100 Years since the 19th Amendment Deep River’s notable women are celebrated with new exhibit at the Historical Society. Pictured left: Daphne Seldon (1917) When the Declaration of Independence was ratified by Congress in 1776 it stated “All men are created equal.” This statement did not include Native Americans, African Americans or women. Abigail Adams, in a letter to her 
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The Corona virus has disrupted our spring activities but we are trying to keep a positive attitude.  As the current pandemic seems to be evolving daily, it is the thought of the trusties that dates and times may change as we get closer to our scheduled events. The Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper in March was cancelled. However, the work 
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