245 Main Street

Deep River, CT. 06417

Visiting Hours

Sun 2 PM - 4 PM

245 Main Street

Deep River, CT 06417

Visiting Hours

Sunday 2 - 4 PM

Sat & Sun

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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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Deep River Historical Society’s talented and creative membership have put together two great submissions for the DR Merchants Scarecrow Contest. Voting is done online. Join us in celebrating Fall.  To Vote On-line Sign in or create an account at the Deep River Community Account address below: https://deepriver.recdesk.com/Community/Member/Login From your profile page, click on Programs in upper left Scroll down and 
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What do history, theater and Halloween have in common?  Why it’s Haunted River at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex!  This 5 scene play/haunted walking tour takes place on the grounds of the museum this October. This year will be the 3rd version of Haunted River featuring all new stories based on folklore, myths and legends of the Connecticut River 
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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
  1. Festival of Trees is Back!

    December 3 - December 5