Family Day is September 18, 2021. The Stone House will be open from 10am to 2pm with a Grand Finale Scavenger Hunt for all age groups!
We want you to find the “gems” hidden in plain sight. Stop in and see us. We have a lot to show you. This will also be the last opportunity for visitors to see the Suffragette exhibit. Don’t miss it!
This is also Week 12 of our 75 Bits of History Challenge. Participants have been all over town exploring Deep River’s history and we end with the Stone House as it is the 75th Anniversary of Ada’s gift to the Deep River Historical Society. Get your photos in. We will be picking a grand winner of the challenge, the person who had the greatest number of posts.
Ada Gilbert Southworth Munson was E.J.B.’s only child to live to adulthood. She was the third generation of her family to live in the Stone House. Ada was a founding member of the Deep River Historical Society and bequeathed her family home to the Society in 1946.
The Society has worked hard to maintain this lovely home and to use it as a showcase for the treasure trove of items that past members have collected over the years. The Deep River Historical Society is grateful for the continued support of this community to help us fulfill our mission to preserve and protect these objects in our care. For decades we have been slowly working to make this venue a small museum, with archival storage areas and educational interactive exhibits. This last grant from CT Humanities with the help of Brenda Milkofsky has finally helped us to reach that goal. There is still more work to be done, but we are now truly a small museum ready to serve our community.
It’s been quite a summer. Thank you for taking this journey with us. I hope you had fun on your adventures. In the fall we will be busy transforming the Stone House into a celebration of trees in anticipation of the Festival of Trees which is scheduled for December 3rd – 5th. A new addition to the festival this year will be 75 luminarias to be displayed on our front lawn. Watch for details on how you can get involved.