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 SocietyFebruary 2, 2023 at 2:59pm
Brrr! With this weekend’s cold snap it might be time to bring foot warmers back in vogue.
Just like the early congregants of the Warren Church, a few embers from the fireplace in this device and a wool blanket tented over one’s lap would keep the cold at bay.
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Warren Historical SocietyJanuary 26, 2023 at 2:56pm
When researchers are trying to find the answer to a question, the information can often reveal itself long after your initial search. Of the 20+ newspaper articles covering Eric Sloane and the Warren Fall Festival, only the Washington Eagle reported the time on the clock. “It always said twenty minutes after two” according to Rev. Marsden. A week after finding this article I found a postcard confirming this fact.
@EricSchoenfeld @KarolineKeith this post is for you!
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Warren Historical SocietyJanuary 19, 2023 at 5:52pm
From our virtual vault; In the late 1960s the Warren Historical Society set forth to find the oldest house in town. This letter was found inside the walls of 11 Cornwall Rd. It reads
Warren July 2nd1850
Years have elapsed, and now you look up things that were. We would [___] know in you, the reader of this, some descendent of the Starr family who has for sixty years inhabited this house. We love not to think it will ever pass into other hands, and if this dear old Mansion must ever be torn down, still let someone of our name rebuild it. These old papers may be choice relics to you may serve to show you the advance of time and improvement of Society. At the present day, they are our standing they are one standing weekly [sic] perceivable, and are widely circulated through our United States. Do you say what ignorance? — Guard well these relics and hand them down to posterity ever as we hand down to you as our revered Grandpa’s newspapers
-One who loves the “Old Mansion”
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Warren Historical SocietyJanuary 12, 2023 at 4:44pm
We’re growing! This week we added a new storage cabinet for our archives. If you have any town history you would like to donate, just give us a call, email or stop by. Of course, if you would like to keep your historic item, we can add a photo or a scan of your item, our virtual collection shelves never get full.
#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #Archives #DonationsAccepted #TownHistory #WarrenCt #sharingmemories
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Warren Historical SocietyJanuary 5, 2023 at 4:47pm
In the 1920s the town of Waterbury found itself needing more water to meet the needs of its citizens. The search took them north to the Shepaug River in Warren. On January 3, 1921, a special meeting was held to hear the selectman’s report. Among the conditions of the sale, prior to the flooding of the 2.5-mile valley, a bridge was to be built on the Milton Road to be completed no later than Dec 1, 1924.
#WarrenCt #WarrenHistoricalSociety #Industry #Infrastructure
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Warren Historical SocietyDecember 29, 2022 at 4:05pm
December 29, 2022
Mary Chappuis married John Buher, and they lived at 1 North Shore Rd. When her father-in-law passed in 1895 his obituary read
“He said but little inasmuch as
his mother tongue, German, was so mixed up with the French and English as to make it difficult to communicate himself in any language.”
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