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

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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In 1941 John was a student at the University of Georgia and left for Canada to join the Canadian service. Arriving at the border on the day that Japan attacked the Philippines, John changed his mind and returned home to enlist in the U.S. forces.  He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in December of 1941.   Graduating from Harlingen 
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Deep River Historical Society will open its doors for the Summer Season on Saturday, June 4th from 1:00-4:00 pm and feature our newest exhibit, “Remembering Our World War II Veterans.” It’s been 80 years since the United States became involved in World  War II and 416 Deep River “boys” and “girls” answered their country’s call. Fourteen of them gave the 
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The practice of decorating the graves of fallen soldiers for Memorial Day dates back to the end of the Civil War. Memorial Day is a day to remember those who served and died for our freedom. The Deep River Historical Society has created a new exhibit highlighting the faces and personal stories of those men and women who served during 
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Eric Mengler, a Senior student at Valley Regional High School created this video of Deep River Historical Society’s Suffragette exhibit that ran from 2020 to 2021. He photographed and researched archives to create this video as part of his capstone project.  DRHS is so thankful for Eric’s hard work in making this video! We wish him and the entire class of ’22 
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The Deep River Historical Society elected a new president for the first time in 32 years! President Jeff Hostetler thanked the membership for their support and said he was leaving the society in good hands. Sue Wisner is also stepping down as secretary, a role she has filled for the last 6 years. The new officers are not new to 
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The Board of Trustees has voted to hold the Annual Meeting in person this year. This was a difficult decision, but with COVID numbers coming down we felt it was important to host an in-person meeting. We will ask everyone to wear a mask and seats will be placed at intervals. We will not hold a pot luck supper.  Annual 
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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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