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 from 9 – 12 pm on Mondays 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 Society
Warren Historical Society
A reminder for all our High School Seniors, The Warren Historical Society has a scholarship available. Please follow the link on our website or click below to apply.
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
This week in Warren History, we have two events to celebrate. Thursday, February 25th is the first day of operations for the Air Watch Tower built by George Keith II in 1942. The town was concerned with the feasibility of taking on such a project as the population was under 340 residents. George Keith took on the build at his own expense. The tower on Above All Rd had a telephone line to Mitchell Field, Long Island, and was later enclosed with glass and a stove installed for heat.
The second event is Saturday, February 27th, 1905. The Birthday of Eric Sloane, world renowned painter and a great champion of this town, facilitating Warren Woods Fall Festival, and the 4th of July bell ringing. This Saturday would have been his 116th birthday.
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
Happy Valentines Day from the Warren Historical Society. Photo from the scrap book of Della Blackman, wife of Rev. Blackman circa 1910
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
Pandemic fatigue is real. As real as it was in 1918. While this handwriting, (which takes a special eye to decipher), three words are clear: “wash your hands”

In anticipation of a sweet Valentine’s Day, let’s take some joy from this Sackett family member recipe
Kisses
The white of one egg
8 teaspoons full of powdered sugar
Flavor with vanilla
Drop on paper
Bake in a quick oven.
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
There was a time that there was no photocopying, saving to print or adding to bookmarks. A woman’s cookbook was also where she copied things found in magazines and in the middle of pudding recipes and how to make beef loaf is a Remedy for Removing Spots and Stains.
Use equal parts of Soft soap, molasses, and alcohol. Sponge thoroughly on both sides of the material, then rinse carefully. Then roll the pieces tightly on a round stick after having shaken them till more than half dry. Woolens should be rinsed in very warm water.
If anyone understands that bit about wrapping your laundry on a round stick. I am all ears!
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
The sharing of recipes spans distance and time. Passed down by grandmothers, found in newspapers, or shared with neighbors. Join us in a historical cook-a-long with the Augustine Sackett family recipes.
“Dear Edith. am sorry but I haven't had time to write anything at this time. May go to Helens for Sunday. Evelyn, Marmalade on back of sheet”
Tomato Marmalade
6 pounds tomatoes
3 lemons and 3 oranges (juice and peel)
Let stand over night
Next morning boil slowly 4 hours then add
6 pounds heated sugar and boil few minutes
Yellow and red tomatoes if you have them