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 SocietyFebruary 22, 2024 at 10:18am
1859 was a tough year in Warren Ct. Homer loses his Pa to illness, himself too sick at the time to see his father before his death, or to attend the funeral.
Varying from Lung Fever (pnumonia) to Bilious Attacks (headaches and vomiting). There was even one case of St Vitas Dance (chorea). 12 named townspeople fell gravely ill.
His sister Lucy is taken ill for 4 weeks. Although Willow bark tea may have been administered for her fever, or laudanum to ease her stomach pains, the only medicines recorded were blackberry wine and brandy. Her recovery took another 3 weeks. When she does, the first thing she does is head for her melodeon!
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Warren Historical SocietyFebruary 15, 2024 at 10:46am
An interesting aspect of Homer’s diaries, aside from recording the weather, was his input of emotion in recording the events of the day.
“Spent the night with Augustine, much to Homer’s [Sackett] annoyance -sorry!”
“Seymour came up to visit, good- Frank S left soon after, better.”
“Alice didn’t wait for papers -pshaw!”
These feelings were not limited to local events. When the Lecompton Constitution (to grant the Kansas territory statehood with a provision to allow slavery) was killed in Congress. Our future Civil War soldier writes“Good!!”
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Warren Historical SocietyFebruary 8, 2024 at 9:43am
One may wonder what all the interest is about these old diaries. They open a window in to the past and challenge our perceptions about how our ancesters lived.
We often think of our forebearers as “all work and no play”, but as Homer S. Curtiss shares in the lingo of the day:
“Didn’t do much, just hived around the house”
He is also frequently the only member of his household to go to church. He records “not even the minister showed up” — it’s left to the deacons to lead the flock.
Homer wasn’t particularly spiritual, but church gave him the opportunity to interact with girls he was not related to such as “B.E.B” -Blue Eyed Beauty, who was visiting Swift relations for the summer. (Spoiler alert, he makes a fool of himself at a summer picnic, she goes home in the fall and does not become his wife.)
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Warren Historical SocietyFebruary 1, 2024 at 4:58pm
Who is willing to try and bring this historic hairstyle back en vogue?
Meet Franklyn A. Curtis. Homer’s 2nd oldest 1/2 brother who set up his homestead at what is now 55 Reed Rd. His relationship with his youngest brother was more amicable than the relationship between Charles Henry and Homer S. He even went to visit Homer after he was wounded on the battlefield in Alexandria in 1864 as seen by this pass donated by his daughter.
His daughter Lucy Sackett Curtiss wrote the book on Warren’s history from 1750-1950 following the history of the town and church.
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