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 SocietyJune 23, 2022 at 2:17pm
Congratulations to our TWO winners of the Warren Historical Society Scholarship!!
Conor will be attending the University of Rhode Island to study Engineering. Alistair will be attending Pennsylvania College of Technology to study welding and metal fabrication.
Best of Luck to both of you in your future studies!
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Warren Historical SocietyJune 16, 2022 at 5:45pm
Our town’s namesake, Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741-June 17, 1775) must have left a big impression on Major Eleazer Curtiss, who suggested our town be named after him.

In 1986 for the town’s bicentennial, artist Gloria Helfgott was commissioned to create these limited-edition medallions. They were available as bronze individual medallions, bronze encased in Lucite, or silver, limited edition and numbered.
The 3.5 cm Bronze colored medal showing the Charter Oak and the words "Connecticut Constitution State 350 Years 1635 - 1985" on one side; and the Bunker Hill Memorial and Joseph Warren portrait with the words "1786 Town of Warren 1986 Bicentennial Connecticut on the reverse. #WarrenCt #WarrenCTHistoricalSociety #GeneralJosephWarren #namesakes #souveniers #medallions #bicentennial
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Warren Historical SocietyJune 9, 2022 at 7:36pm
We received these wonderful thank you cards from the students of the Warren Elementary School. Our tour of historical places on the lake, and partnership with the Lake Waramaug Task force seems to have made a great impression, and we may have inspired a few future scientists and historians. One student writes “I will use this information well” another writes “I hope one day I can help”

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Warren Historical SocietyJune 2, 2022 at 6:28pm
Edwin R Beeman (1823-1913) was not a prolific writer, but his diaries show an honest look at what his life was like. On June 18th, 1855, he merely notes “Finished the schoolhouse” before going back to his planting and hoeing of corn. The schoolhouse he built was on what is now on the corner of Hopkins Rd and North Shore Rd and was used by the children of the “Pond District”.

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Warren Historical SocietyMay 29, 2022 at 5:07pm
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day. Please enjoy these photos from our parade back in 2001. Prime Timers that marched are Andrew Franz, Ruth Baird, Ed Baird, Dawn Young & Pauline Hages, and Ruth Schnell. Photographer Jo Vaill
Memorial Day started after the American Civil War as a way to honor those who died.
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Warren Historical SocietyMay 26, 2022 at 7:27pm
Tourist Season around Lake Waramaug ran from May to October
Edwin R. Beeman’s “Waendessa Cottage” stood next door to the Hopkin’s Place. It eventually became the Sachem Inn after his death, run by William L. Hopkins.
Beeman advertised as being “free from malaria or mosquitos” and having “running water from a pure mountain spring.”

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