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

After the closure of Citizens Bank in Deep River, many community members were concerned about the future of Harry Tyler’s Winchester Rifle. This rifle was used in the infamous Deep River bank robbery of 1899. Harry Tyler used it to defend the bank, killing the man only known as XYZ. The DRHS is excited to announce the 122-year-old firearm has 
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The health and well being of our community is the Deep River Historical Society’s primary concern. As part of the effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the opening of our new exhibits and canceled upcoming events. Please continue to monitor this site for updates to our summer schedule. We are 
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100 Years since the 19th Amendment Deep River’s notable women are celebrated with new exhibit at the Historical Society. Pictured left: Daphne Seldon (1917) When the Declaration of Independence was ratified by Congress in 1776 it stated “All men are created equal.” This statement did not include Native Americans, African Americans or women. Abigail Adams, in a letter to her 
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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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Thank you to all you brought your cars or just came out to see these beautiful cars at the First Annual Orphan Car Show held on Family Day at the Deep River Historical Society.  It was a big success. Sixty-two cars arrived for a day of great weather, fun, music and good friends. The variety of cars was amazing with some 
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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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July 1, 2019 – Deep River Historical Society has been awarded a grant by the CT Humanities to create a new interactive exhibit at the Stone House detailing the rise of the Village of Deep River to an Industrial Hub. “From Wharf to Waterfall: Deep River and the Industrial Revolution” is designed to integrate all the assets of the Deep 
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Friday June 14th, curator Rhonda Forristall spoke at the Westport Historical Society and told the story of Billy Winters’ journey on the Underground Railroad.  The well attended event complimented Westport Historical Society’s current exhibit “Remembered” which showcases the African American community in Westport. This exhibit, as well as the Deep River Historical Society’s publication of Billy Winters, both received awards 
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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

There are no upcoming events at this time.