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

News

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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All fully vaccinated people will not be required to wear a mask while indoors at The Stone House or Carriage House. We ask that if you are not fully vaccinated you please wear your mask inside. All of our volunteer staff have been fully vaccinated for your protection. We can’t wait to see you at The Stone House! Thank you, 
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When you look at a world map, Deep River, Connecticut is nowhere near the continent of Africa. In fact, the two are separated by a large ocean. Your challenge this week is to find a piece of Africa within the boundaries of Deep River.  I enlisted the help of experts this week. Chris Woodside and Geologist Janet Stone are both 
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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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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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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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Open Hours

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

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