Founded April 18, 1946, to serve the Naugatuck Valley towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, & Shelton
Office: Sarah Riggs Humphreys House (gray house
behind the Humphreys House)
37 Elm Street Ansonia, CT 06401
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Office & Research Library Hours: Monday thru Friday from 1 to 4 pm
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THE OFFICE AND THE DAVID HUMPHREYS HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 29TH
of the Humphreys House - Monday through Friday from 1 to 3:30
pm by advance appointment please
$3: seniors & students
Free: children under 8
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Be sure to check back often for additions to our 2017 Calendar of Events!!!
CT OPEN HOUSE DAY - Saturday, June 10th from 10 am to 3 pm at the General David Humphreys House: Please save the date and plan to visit us at Connecticut Open House Day celebration which is being held at the General David Humphreys House on Saturday, June 10th from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be tours of the museum and outside historic district, demonstrations of colonial crafts and skills, musket firing and drills by the 6th CT Regiment, and much more. Admission is free, however, your donations are greatly appreciated and will directly benefit the Derby Historical Society and our ability to provide future events of this type!
Derby Historical Society's Annual Silver Tea - Monday, July 10, 2017 at LaSala Banquet Hall in Derby: Our 27th Annual Silver Tea will be held at the LaSala Banquet Hall in Derby from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Sheryl Faye will be portraying Eleanor Roosevelt "The First Lady of the World" at this wonderful fundraising event. You can read more about Sheryl Faye by visiting her website http://www.sherylfaye.com/ Tickets will be available June 1st and are $30 per person. There will also be an opportunity to purchase raffle ticket, at the event, for our many prizes. Refreshments of tea sandwiches, baked goods, punch, coffee and tea will be served. Invitations will be sent to those who are on the mailing list. Call the office or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats! Thank you for your support of this wonderful event!!
GENERAL DAVID HUMPHREYS HOUSE & MUSEUM RESTORATION NEWS
Work is underway at the David Humphreys House - pictures and updates will be on our Facebook page Derby Historical Society
DHS AWARDED A MULTI-YEAR CAPACITY BUILDING GRANT FROM THE VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The Derby Historical Society has been awarded a multi-year Capacity Building grant from the Valley Community Foundation to be used towards the restoration project at the General David Humphreys House & Museum. This grant will be paid out over the next three years, totaling $50,000.
DHS RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM THE PERSBACKER FAMILY FOUNDATION TOWARD THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE GENERAL DAVID HUMPHREYS HOUSE & MUSEUM The Derby Historical Society has received a generous $20,000 grant from the Persbacker Family Foundation toward the restoration project at the General David Humphreys House & Museum. The grant will help us to "Preserve Our Place in History". The Persbacker Family Foundation has also given us an opportunity to receive an additional $30,000 in matching funds. Our Restoration Campaign is underway and we are happy to announce that we have reached $15,000 towards our match of $30,000!!! Please continue to support us in our efforts to "Preserve Our Place in History".
We would like to thank the people listed below for their generous financial support towards the Restoration Project of the General David Humphreys House & Museum. Please consider making a donation to this important project and help us to "Preserve Our Place in History"! Donations will be matched 100% thanks to a generous matching grant opportunity from the Persbacker Family Foundation. Please send your donations to Derby Historical Society 37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
Thank you to: The Persbacker Family Foundation, Brewster LaMacchia, Maurice J. Donini, Jean & Richard Widmark Foundation, Timothy P. Chaucher, Bernadette Norton, James Oram, Marian O'Keefe, John Cavallaro, Marion Aiello, Heather Barrett, Valley Community Foundation on behalf of Martha Dulla-Andrade, Elsie Valeski, Elaine Brandon, Valley Community Foundation on behalf of Beth Colette, Eugene & Addie Coppola, Judith Augusta, Renate Segrist, Marilyn Flynn, L. R & Janet Wade, Southern CT Dental Group, Lucille & Joseph Palmucci, Timothy J. Riordan, Helen Ploski, Thomas Wells, Arlene Jachyra, Virginia Costigan, Jamie Cohen, Dorothy Gleason, Georgia Morgan, Mark Anthony Izzo, John J. Walsh, John N. Wilmot, Lee Schroeter, Carolyn Balusek, Jenkins-King Funeral Home, Henry & Sandra Jemioto, Janis & Walter Yakimovich, William & Stephanie Miller, William V. McDonnell, Jr., John Coporale, Myrtle Bartolotta, Raymond Mackowski, Robert Ahearn, Tifany Gherlone, a grant from the Sophie and Robert W. Rapp Family Fund at the Valley Community Foundation by the Fund's advisor, Jo-Anna Rapp Holden. Also a grant from the Bassett Family Foundation at the Valley Community Foundation, A. John Rodriguez, Joseph Warichar, George A. Clark "In Memory of Doris & George Bush Clark", Mary Ann Micklus, Maurice Donini, James Oram, Synchrony Financial and a grant from UTC.
Recent Events and News
The Great Give 2017: Thank you to all who donated during the Great Give on May 2n & 3rd. This 36 hour, online giving event helped the Derby Historical Society secure over $2,150.00 in donations! Thank you to the Frey Hershey Foundation, Richard Armstrong, Mary Mycek, Marian O'Keefe, Cynthia Poppa, Patricia Ellis, Elaine Brandon, Barbara Jean Garofalo, Elisa Uhrynowski, Elise Valeski, Albert Misiewicz, Jr., Paul Simpson, Randal Ritter, Dorothy Gleason, Judith Augusta and John Poole for donating! Also, thanks to the CFGNH & VCF for their donations! We couldn't do it without your support!
Celebrate CT Libations - Round 2, Monday, April 24: Thank you to all who attended and supported our fundraiser for the Restoration Project at the General David Humphreys House & Museum on Monday, April 24th from 6 pm to 9 pm. The event was held at THC The Hops Company in Derby. Samples and tasting of beers/cider from several CT Breweries and great music from "Dead Fish For Christmas" were enjoyed by all. Thanks to Two Roads Brewing Company, Thimble Island Brewing Company, Stony Creek Beer, No Worries Brewing Co, Shebeen Brewing Company & New England Cider Company for supporting us and pouring for our guests, and supplying some wonderful door prizes. Thank you to Umberto at THC for donating the facility for the evening and to Nina for all of her help with the event. Thank you to the Valley Community Foundation for sponsoring us again this year. Thanks to Zuppardi's Apizza for the delicious food and gift certificate for our door prize drawing. Thank you to Paul Flynn for providing wine for door prizes. Thank you to Gouveia Vineyards and Jones Family Winery for the prizes also! Last but certainly not least, thank you to the Persbacker Family Foundation for matching the funds, over $4,000, that were raised during this event.
Derby Historical Society Annual Meeting, Sunday, March 26: The Derby Historical Society held our Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 26th from 2 to 4 pm at the Ansonia Fire Museum on Howard Avenue in Ansonia. The meeting began with a brief business meeting and an update of the Society and Restoration Project of the General David Humphreys House. Election of Officers and Board Members followed. Guests enjoyed a tour of the Fire Museum by volunteers from the organization. Refreshments were served at the conclusion of the event. Thank you to those who made this meeting happen and extra thanks to the Ansonia Fire Museum! New memberships and renewals can be mailed to with your check made payable to Derby Historical Society, 37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT 06401. Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you need a form.