Warren was settled in 1737 as part of the Town of Kent.  In 1750 a separate ecclesiastical society called the Society of East Greenwich was established and a church was founded in 1756. In 1786 Warren was incorporated as a separate town.

 

The entrance of the Warren Historical Society.
Please visit us at 7 Sackett Hill Road. The entrance is in the rear of the building.
The office is open on Thursdays from 1pm-4pm and by appointment.

 

Glimpses into Warren’s almost 225 years of history are captured in the museum collection. Photos, objects, diaries and genealogies tell the stories of Warren’s families, homes, business and role in American history.

 

The Brick School and One-Room Schooling
2 PM Sunday,
February 9 at Lower Meeting Room
Town Hall
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The Brick School also called North School has the distinction of being the single-room schoolhouse with the longest record of continuous operation in the State of Connecticut.

Discover, celebrate and preserve Warren’s History for the benefit of its citizens and surrounding communities through its collections, programs and exhibits.

 

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Warren Historical SocietySeptember 29, 2022 at 5:54pm
When our townspeople went on trips, they would bring back photos from their journey. Just as travelers here would take photos of Lake Waramaug to put in their albums. On the page opposite of last week’s images in Kitty Curtiss’s photo album, are photos of Madison Square Garden and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as they were in 1893.

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Warren Historical SocietySeptember 22, 2022 at 4:56pm
How does one go about moving houses and barns across town, not to mention all the other heavy lifting? These gentle giants shown here from Kitty Curtiss’s 1893 photo album are “drawing a load of hay”.

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Warren Historical SocietySeptember 19, 2022 at 11:40am
Saturday September 24th join the Warren Land Trust and Warren Historical Society on a scenic walk beginning at the town beach at 10am. You will learn about the families, farms, and foresighted folks who lived, worked, and were instrumental in preserving this beautiful part of the Litchfield Hills. The walk will end with an informal celebration at the Hopkins Vineyard. Approximately 1.5 hours, 2.5 miles.
Registration is required.
**Please email your name, town and number of participants to: WarrenHistorian@outlook.com

https://www.warrenlandtrust.org/events/2022/9/24/housatonic-heritage-walk-lakeside
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Warren Historical SocietySeptember 15, 2022 at 6:36pm
In I946 John Willenbrock, husband of Lucille Hopkins, bought the house of Emily and Winifred Wedge Howland. It was disassembled from its original location near Rabbit Hill and Rt 45 and had it reassembled on Bliss Road. Post and beam frames were joined by mortice and tenon making it easier to disassemble and reassemble in its new location.
It was known locally as “The Pink House”

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Warren Historical SocietySeptember 8, 2022 at 5:07pm
One of the things I love the most about going through the archives is finding little doodles in the margins of books or notes.

A rubbing of a classmate’s quarter from the 1920s Emil Vorisek

The repurposing of a history class notebook to include “Songs Poems and other necessities of Existence” by Josephine Vorisek 1925

A found feather tucked between the pages of Sarah Hopkins 1842

A doodle of entrepreneurial dreams by the Strong boys, David and Philip circa 1900



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Warren Historical SocietySeptember 1, 2022 at 5:38pm
This photo is labeled “1924 Last Class in Brick School” (not counting those in kindergarten). Students in Warren attended the Center School until the new 2 room schoolhouse could be built on Sackett Hill Rd. In 1930.
Front Row L-R Alice Hoffman, Allyn Perkins, Frank Beran, Virginia Calhoun (Teacher)
Back Row L-R Robert Hoffman, Ethel Hoffman, Leslie Bault, ? Peters, Emil Vorisek, Howard Bault.
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