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

Annual Meeting to be held Wednesday, March 16th at 7 pm.  Please watch the website for information on where it will be held. We are hoping for an in-person meeting however, we need to be cognizant of covid issues and it may again need to be virtual. So, stay tuned.  Jeff Hostetler is not running for re-election. We will be 
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The Society is grateful for the continued support of CT Humanities, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, and the Westbrook Family.  Without the financial support of these organizations, Deep River Historical Society would struggle to serve its community.  Connecticut Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded Deep River Historical Society a $10,000.00 
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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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Christmas is the season of light. The Society is selling LUMINARIES for $25.00. Please consider joining us in lighting up Deep River this holiday season by decorating a luminary in honor of or in memory of someone in your life who was the light of your life. Someone who brought you joy. The kit will include everything you need to 
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We are loving our Scarecrow this year! DRHS Trustee and Town Historian Richard Kalapos has recreated the Leatherman persona for the Society this year. The Leatherman is a legend in this part of Connecticut as he wandered from town to town making an annual circuit from 1857 to 1889. His appearances were as regular as clockwork. He stayed in caves 
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Deep River Historical Society invited Simon R. LaPlace to give an informative talk at the Carriage House on September 23, 2021. He has recorded his talk and divided it into two parts.  Part 1 entitled “Who Do You Think You Are?” traces Simon’s family roots back to the Mayflower voyage of 1620. So many of the families that made their 
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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 
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Located at 245 Main Street, this historic structure has been the home of the Deep River Historical Society for 75 years!  Built by Ezra Southworth in 1842, of local granite from the Southworth quarries, the Greek Revival style home has seen many changes over the years. Three generations of the Southworth family lived here.  Made of local granite this home 
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Columbia was created by C.D. Batchelor in 1943. She was unveiled at the Deep River Library by Delores Smith, age 10, sister of Corporal Joseph Smith, the first Deep River “boy” to be killed in World War II and Mr. Batchelor on November 19, 1943. In 1970, Columbia was moved to Library Park, now renamed Veteran’s Memorial Green, on Main 
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Ever wonder why there is a large stone baseball monument at Devitt’s Field or who George Desmond was? George Desmond is considered to be the “Father of Baseball in Middlesex County.” For decades he was the driving force behind the Middlesex County League which was a semi-pro baseball organization that included over 20 local teams.  George Desmond was born at 
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