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
We are so excited the weather has warmed up and restoration can continue. The windows, found in the school’s attic, have been refurbished and installed!
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
A specific date was never given, but in 1829, Deacon Joseph Tanner [1792-1838] took to heart the temperance movement that was being promoted in the church. The fact that he was a tavern keeper at the time did bring him into some trouble. Some men of the town took great umbrage with this and suggested he should not be in the tavern business if he was not going to serve spirits. This was also a time when drinking water was not always safe, milk could be hard to find, and tea and coffee could be expensive. The townsmen girdled all the trees in Deacon Tanner’s orchard in revolt, and brought the Reverend Starr out of retirement to deliver a sermon of peace and reconciliation. The trees survived that attack, but reconciliation was never mentioned. In 1835 he sold all his land to Silas Beckley and moved to Illinois.
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
Marjorie “Marge” Tanner Regner, 1912-2001, was more than a town clerk, she was a collector of town history. I can see her hand everywhere I look at the Historical Society, and nearly every newspaper article from her time has her being interviewed. Her legacy will continue to reach the people of Warren for generations to come. #WomensHistoryMonth
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
Today, for #WomensHistoryMonth we celebrate Lucy Sackett Curtiss 1880-1973. By profession she was a schoolteacher, and her knowledge will be passed down for generations to come. Miss Curtiss wrote a book printed in 1956 covering the history of the Congregational Church. As the church and town grew up together it is an essential reference book for the history of Warren.
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
For #WomensHistoryMonth we celebrate Katherine Curtis (1871-1972). Born in Bridgeport Ct, she became the one of the youngest people to be accepted into Cooper Union, a college for the advancement of science and art. She became an award-winning student in the art of wood engraving. After her eyesight started to fail Katherine Curtis turned to the field of Nursing, but her health failed her there too. She and her family returned to the land of her ancestors, Warren Connecticut, where she and her sister Leslie founded the Warren Garden Club. When she reached her 80s, Katherine and her sister moved into Tranquil House. Katherine “Kate” Curtis lived to be 101 years old.
Warren Historical Society
Warren Historical Society
Today in Warren History, we celebrate the 199 year anniversary of Rev. Peter Starr’s 50 year sermon. Peter Starr was not only our 2nd minister, but our longest serving, and visionary of the “beacon on the hill” that is our Congregational Church.
He not only recapped his last fifty years of service, but entreated his congregation to treat their neighbors with love and kindness.