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Open House @ the Derby Historical Society March 13

The Derby Historical Society was founded in 1946 to highlight the history of the towns of the Naugatuck River Valley. One of the finest colonial houses in the state is the birthplace of General David Humphreys located on 37 Elm Street in Ansonia. This beautifully restored home is an excellent example of early colonial architecture replete with a large hearth and wood-beamed ceilings.

General David Humphreys was the Revolutionary War aide-de-camp to General Washington and our nation’s first ambassador. The public is invited to the Open House on March 13 from 11 am to 2 pm. There will be docents on hand that will tell you all about the history of this fine historic house.  You may also encounter local militiamen or soldiers hoping to recruit you for their ranks. This event is free (donations appreciated) and is suitable for children ages 1 to 15. Masks are required for this event. For additional information visit

Janet Serra