Historical Remembrances

Included on this page are various remembrances about Warren Connecticut, and the people living here.

Iron Works

This is a collection of stories about the Woodville-Petersville Iron Works, by William W. Clark, had been transcribed by Clark’s widow.  Originally printed as a “Little Stories of the Woodville-Petersville Ironworks” printed as a serial short story in the Bantam Bell from February to March of 1920.  In the foreword we learn that it was also published in the Newtown Bee in 1916.


Old Home Days








This is a collection of stories about the previous generation written in 1912.  It records the memories of Lucy Sackett Huth (1826-1918), the youngest of Justus Sackett’s six daughters, who lived in the large grey stone house on the corner of Melius, and Hardscrabble Rd.




Noble B. Strong

Noble Strong  (1833-1919) kept a diary of his adventures, not in a documentary style, but more as notes for himself to keep track and look back on activities and occurrences.  This diary covers 1855-1857 when he leave his teaching position to join a family member who is out west homesteading.

The Garden Club

The Garden Club was founded by Leslie Curtiss, with help from her sister Katherine “Kitty” Curtis.  It was started in August 1927, and remained active through 1981.

This keynote speech remembers the creation and purpose of the club, as well as alluding to some passionate debates about staking or not staking tomato plants.
More to be added soon.

Vorisek/Beran Family Memories

These family memories were shared with the Warren Historical Society by Toni Richardson.
They include the family history of the Voriseks and Berans, as well as growing up onLake Waramaug

50 Year Sermon

Peter Starr [1744-1829] was Warren’s longest serving minister delivered his Half Century Sermon on March 8th, 1822, two years after the completion of the new church building.

Found by Dr Joseph Bellamy in 1772, to replace the first minister, Starr’s son George Starr served as Town Clerk for a number of years.


Centennial Discourse

The Reverend Wm E. Bassett was behind the pulpit when the time came to deliver this historic recap of the East Greenwich Society’s (and the town’s) growth over the past 100 years.