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

Event

Last week we took a look at the men who built ships in Deep River. This week’s challenge involves looking for the men who sailed the ships, sometimes known as “Blue Water Masters.”  Captain Calvin Williams built his stately home on Kirtland St in view of the CT River. It is the only other stone house in Deep River, located 
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This week’s challenge involves finding the home of one of Deep River’s shipbuilders, Eli Denison. This house is located on the corner of Phelps Lane and River Street, overlooking the Lace Factory and the CT River. This house is privately owned. Thomas Denison’s home is located at 7 High Street.  Thomas Denison and his son Eli, who had been building ships 
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This week’s challenge will take you to Winthrop to find a spot where the Denison Factory once was. It’s a great opportunity to stay and have a slice of pizza (hint hint). The G.W. Denison Factory was located on Route 80 in Winthrop and burned to the ground in 1910. Stop by this historic area and snap a photo of 
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Week 2: George Read & Fountain Hill Cemetery Hunt Your challenge this week is to find the man known as Deep River’s “founding Father,” George Read.  Find him at the top of the hill in Fountain Hill Cemetery. The granite obelisk marks the center of the family plot. (Hint, it’s by the flag pole.#11 on the map below) George Read 
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As Deep River Historical Society celebrates 75 years in the Stone House, thanks to the generosity of Ada Southworth Munson, the Society reflects on “75 bits of History.” We are offering families a summer challenge with weekly adventures for those willing to explore Deep River and its history.  Your first challenge is to find The Deep River. NO, not the 
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Thank you to all who visited our Festival of Trees exhibit. More than 200 people braved the rain to come out and vote for their favorite tree. It was very difficult this year. Many visitors complained about what a hard time they had with voting as all of the trees were spectacular and unique. There were 17 trees in the 
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Thank you to all you brought your cars or just came out to see these beautiful cars at the First Annual Orphan Car Show held on Family Day at the Deep River Historical Society.  It was a big success. Sixty-two cars arrived for a day of great weather, fun, music and good friends. The variety of cars was amazing with some 
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On June 19th, the Deep River Historical Society and Chester Historical Society hosted a presentation on Connecticut’s connection with PT boats dating back to World War II. Our Shoreline towns have had an important maritime history that has continued into modern times. John Cunningham of Deep River and Jeff Ridgway of Chester told the story of how their grandfathers collaborated 
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On June 3rd, 2018, the Deep River Historical Society hosted their annual Strawberry Social fundraiser. The event was a great success and we wanted to thank all those who came and donated. We are looking forward to another successful event next year. In case you missed it, here are some photos from the fundraiser.
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Deep River Historical Society is holding a fund-raiser Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carriage House, 245 Main Street, Deep River. Taste a variety of unique bourbons, sparkling wines, craft beers generously provided by Shore Discount Liquors. All proceeds will be helping fund the Society’s mission to preserve the town’s history and artifacts. Appetizers will be 
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Open Hours

The historical society is open throughout the summer, Thursdays 10 am-Noon and Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Upcoming Events

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