Photograph of Taste of the Valley 2008 courtesy of Tri-Town Youth Services
Programs & Projects
The Society is always looking for new participants for its programs and projects. Anyone interested in being involved, please contact James J. Hogan III, Vice President, 860-391-2354.
Deep River Historical Society Press Release of 5-10-13
The President of the Deep River Historical Society, Jeffrey Hostetler, has announced the intention of the Society to sponsor a juried arts and crafts show, in cooperation with the Deep River Rotary Club, this September 21st, also in conjunction with the Deep River Merchants Association's, Family Fun Day.
The event will be held on the spacious grounds of the Historical Society, on Main Street in Deep River where there is ample, free parking and public restroom facilities. The setting, for the exhibit booths, in front of the 1840's beautiful Stone House, will gracefully present the art of these craftsman and artists.
Vendor application forms and more information may be acquired from Lonnie Moskal at: email@example.com. and on the Historical Society web site: www.DeepRiverHistoricalSociety.org. The fee, to participate is modest: $75.00
The event will be held 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, the 21st of September.
A "juried" arts and crafts show is one that only allows fine arts and crafts based on specific criteria. Arts and Crafts seminars will be offered, at no fee, during the course of the one day show.
There will be a Food Court and vendors are welcome to apply for participation, at $100.00 per vendor.
Contact Information: James J. Hogan III 860-391-2354
Historical and Architectural Resources Inventory of Deep River
Historical Society Extends Study of Historic Structures in Deep River
The town of Deep River is blessed with many beautiful and historic commercial buildings and homes. These structures serve as living testimonials of Deep River’s colorful history: center chimney capes from the settlement days, classic colonials, stately federals, and Victorians, from the days of the piano key factory. This heritage deserves to be documented and preserved.
The Architectural Heritage Committee, of the Deep River Historical Society, is proud to announce that it has completed a study, with a grant from the State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development, State Historic Preservation Office. This study, of historic structures in Deep River, is a second phase of the project and includes 241 buildings and will extend our earlier work described below. A third grant in the future will complete this landmark documentation of all historic structures in the town, serving as a resource for many generations to come, and serving as the basis for a potential future book, on Deep River’s architecture and history.
If you are interested in seeing the first and second phase documents prepared through these grants: Historic and Architectural Resources Inventory for the Town of Deep River, Connecticut, they are still available.
The first phase, 520 page document contains: an excellent Historical and Architectural Overview of Deep River, recommendations relative to establishment of National Register Districts, identification of "properties that may be individually eligible for the National Register,” and finally, 470 pages of documentation for 150 historic structures in Deep River. Each and every historic structure has a completed "Historic Resources Inventory" form and a photograph of the building.
The two studies may be viewed on-line, at the Deep River Historical Society web site, at www.DeepRiverHistoricalSociety.org. Go to Programs & Projects and then select: "Click here to download (PDF)".
Both of the full reports are also available for review at the Deep River Library.
To view the Inventory Forms, click here to download (PDF)
House Documentation Program
The Society will provide you with documented research of your house's deed history, including names and dates of ownership. You will also receive an official plaque to display with pride on the exterior of your house, which will state the name of the earliest owner, and the date that the house was built.
For more information and an application form, click here (PDF)