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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Join because you love Warren. Donate because every piece of history we save expands our knowledge of those who came before. Volunteer because it’s the only way you can touch the past and reach the future. Become a member today!

 

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Warren Historical SocietyAugust 4, 2022 at 2:13pm
The state of Connecticut purchased 95 acres on the Kent side of the lake to make a State Park in 1920. The Town of Warren didn’t have a public beach until 1972.
This photo shows Betty, Anne, Russell and Lawrence Sackett trying to beat the heat in 1924.
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Warren Historical SocietyJuly 28, 2022 at 3:13pm
A view from the past. From the Cornwall Rd looking south into the town center. The lack of power lines puts this photograph pre-1930.
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Warren Historical SocietyJuly 21, 2022 at 5:50pm
Edwin R. Beeman (1823-1949) wasn’t just a farmer, a steer broker, a boarding house owner, road builder, and later a member of the General Assembly. He was also a doodle bug. These drawings were found in his pocket diary from 1853.

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Warren Historical SocietyJuly 14, 2022 at 5:58pm
New Merch Alert! Whether you’re out hiking or reading in your favorite hammock the Warren Historical Society ball cap is the perfect way to shade your eyes. Available at Warren General Store, or at the Historical Society HQ at 7 Sackett Hill Road. (Open hours on Thursdays 1-4pm) $20.00, light grey, black logo, adjustable leather band.

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Warren Historical SocietyJuly 7, 2022 at 3:54pm
If the saying “knee hi by the fourth of July” holds any truth in the growing of corn, we can date this photo well into August or September. As far what year, let’s hear your guesses.
Pictured are Charlie Ohmen (1874-1960), Herb Curtiss Sr, Bob Slusser, Dewey Young and Charles Smith
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Warren Historical SocietyJuly 5, 2022 at 1:59pm
We want to thank everyone who participated in our bell ringing yesterday!
Long time participant Anita Cornish rings her authentic school bell.
In 1976 a bicentennial keepsake made by the Warren Historical Society was offered. The pattern used to cast the bells is a scale replica of the bell in the tower of the Warren Congregational Church. It was made by talented local woodworker Larry Hendricks, and the bells were offered as desk model, hand bell, or door model. A limited edition had Eric Sloane’s signature cast into the inside of the bell. Do you have a piece of this history in your home?
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