245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Visiting Hours

By Appointment Only

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Visiting Hours

By Appointment Only

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Deep River Historical Society celebrates Black History Month by remembering its citizens who contributed so much to their community.  Billy Winter’s story touched and inspired so many lives here and throughout the state. Winter Avenue is named for him and the home he built still stands on this street.  The Mitchell family were emancipated slaves who arrived in Deep River 
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Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Festival of Trees. Voting was very difficult this year as there were so many wonderful choices. The creativity each year is so amazing. We have so many talented people in our community and we are grateful to all of our non-profit organizations for what they do for our town.  A special thank you to DRAmbulance, 
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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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The Deep River Historical Society held its annual meeting virtually this year due to COVID -19 restrictions.  Voting of the membership was done electronically with a few votes being cast by paper ballot.  The membership unanimously elected Veronica Makowsky and Jerry Roberts to 5-year terms and Leslie Kane to fill an open vacancy term for 3 years. The membership also 
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Thank you Zip06 for highlighting this community event! The holiday season might look a little different this year! But Covid-19 can’t crush our holiday spirit! www.zip06.com/news/20201201/deep-riverx2019s-x2018festival-of-light-hope-and-artx2019-starts-dec-5
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While COVID has closed our doors it has not stopped the curatorial teams of Chester, Deep River and Essex. They have been hard at work collecting stories of women who have impacted our communities over the last 100 years. We have reached out to families to tell the stories of their mothers and grandmothers who worked or volunteered, in the 
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“Rise Up Sisters!” is a traveling exhibit created by the CT Women’s Hall of Fame to depict the journey to women’s suffrage. This beautiful and educational exhibit will be on display at 159 Main Street in Deep River from Tuesday, November 10th to Sunday, November 22nd. The display is set up to be viewed and enjoyed from the sidewalk. The 
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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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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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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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