Making History

On Saturday, November 18 at 9:30 A.M. at the Warren Community Center, 7 Sackett Hill Rd. the Warren Land Trust will be holding its Annual Meeting. Town Historian and Warren Historical Society curator, Ellen Paul, will provide a brief program on the Willis Tanner Farmland Preserve – and its namesake, who served as Warren’s First Selectman for over 30 years.  This 25 acre parcel is the newest addition to Warren’s preserved land. The program includes a walk around the field’s perimeter  just off of Above All Road. All are invited.  Contact us at [email protected]

Virtual Collection

Foot Warmer

The Warren Historical Society collects objects, photos, archival materials and images of objects, photos and historic homes and landmarks for our collection.
Many families want to keep their heirlooms close to home, but might be willing to share an image of the item.
If you have a photo, an historic house or an object with Warren significance, we have the expertise and equipment to photograph it.
The image becomes part of our virtual collection and the heirloom is still part of your family's legacy.

Some of the items in our collections aren’t real

In some cases, the WHS doesn’t own the actual items, but has the rights to its image.
This portrait of Manly Peters is an example of our virtual collection.
Manly Peters was born in Woodville in 1799. His father, Eber, owned the mill on the Shepaug which became known as Peters Forge and by extension Petersville