August 14, 2022

The Life of the Deep River Town Hall Auditorium 1893 – 2011

The Deep River Restoration Association announces the first historical exhibit on the Town Hall Auditorium.  The exhibit highlights the unique history of the Deep River Town Hall Auditorium with photographs, postcards, antiques and interviews.  This exhibition demonstrations the modest elegance of the Deep River Town Hall, built in 1893, it has held many events and is a major thread in the tapestry of Deep River history.

The Life of the Deep River Auditorium 1893-2011 is open at the Deep River Library for the month of November.  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the exhibit will have an attendant to discuss the exhibit with from 12-2pm.  Bring your questions.

In this photograph of the 1931 production of College Flapper,  there are eighteen men in costume on the Deep River Auditorium Stage, many whom where prominent figures in Deep River.  Many more images will be on display, including the original 1893 dedicatory program for the Deep River Town Hall.

This exhibit is made possible by a generous gift in the estate of Charles Messerschmitt.  The Restoration Association has worked with local residents, town officials, the Deep River Historical Society and stacks of old newspapers to put this distinct collection together.

For more information please contact the coordinator Linalynn Schmelzer 860 304-8459 or  You can also find the Deep River Auditorium on Facebook.