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 SocietyMarch 20, 2023 at 4:24pm
Happy posthumous birthday to Herbert E. Abrams (1921-2003). The artist, flight instructor, painting teacher, and member of the Warren Historical Society would have been 102 years old today. Interesting facts; Abrams came up with the design of the “stars and bars” to paint on our military planes. He also refused to haggle over the price of his paintings. #HerbertEAbrams #WarrenCT #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #PresidentialPortraits
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Warren Historical SocietyMarch 16, 2023 at 10:52am
Edd Ashe (1908-1986) didn’t live in Warren, but he spent enough time at the Inn on Lake Waramaug he might as well have been an honorary citizen. Ashe would offer charcoal sketches of children at local fairs. The artist, illustrator and teacher who retired to Northville, is also responsible for the 1950 comic strip ‘Guy Fortune’ featuring the first African American Secret Agent as the hero. Do you have any of these treasures in you closet, attic or basement? #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt #EddAshe #LakeWaramaug #GuyFortune
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Warren Historical SocietyMarch 9, 2023 at 10:17am
Inspiration for Ed Hereth’s hand drawn maps certainly could have come from a map like this. (See last two Thursday’s posts) The Clark Map of Litchfield county is dated 1859 and shows the location of every known home in the county.
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Warren Historical SocietyMarch 2, 2023 at 11:34am
Long before the plane spotting tower and the radar station, there was the tower at “Warren Heights”. Shown on the 1860 map by Ed Hereth, It is described in an article by the Litchfield Enquirer in 1859 to be erected by the enterprising people of Warren. It stood over 30 feet in height and offered 360 degree views of all the surrounding towns. (Special Thanks to Todd Forstmann for his drone photo)
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Warren Historical SocietyFebruary 27, 2023 at 11:24am
Happy posthumous birthday to Eric Sloane! (1905-1985) Photo curtesy of the Washington Eagle.
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Warren Historical SocietyFebruary 23, 2023 at 12:24pm
One can only imagine the hours of work that went into the making of this comparative map by amateur cartographer Ed Hereth. The double map shows Warren and its inhabitants in 1860 and in 1960. Conserved by the Warren Historical Society in 2017, it is a great resource and window on to our town.
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