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

News

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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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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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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At age 29 Vic enlisted in the Army in 1943 and was stationed at Fort Blanding, Florida. He described his stay there like this, “The weather is very hot.  We start off at 7:45 am for our basic training, and at 5:45 pm we have retreat. I am with a swell group of soldiers. I’m a cannoneer on the 155 
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In January of 1943 three seniors left Deep River High School to enter service. Herbert Kurze, an outstanding athlete from the class of 43 was inducted into the army on Jan 30th with fellow classmates Robert Ressler, and Lewis Francis. The Journalism Club dedicated the second edition of “This Year” the Deep River High School yearbook to the members of 
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Town’s name changed to Deep River! Governor James L. McConaughy signed a bill written by Joe Waz and Ossian Ray officially changing our name to Deep River on June 2, 1947, effective July 1, 1947. It’s Official! No longer will the people wonder why Deep River is legally called Saybrook. Governor James McConaughy before a group of Deep River citizens 
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