Preservation. Restoration. Education. In a fast paced, ever-changing global community, it's never been more important to gain the perspective the past has to offer. The Derby Historical Society cares for its historic homes and artifacts, as well as maintaining it's educational programs to preserve an appreciation and understanding of our region's rich history. We want you to visit our homes. We want to continue educating area school children in our "Day in 1762" Program. We want to continue raising awareness of our communities' common heritage with a sense of respect and pride. Please visit our pages for a preview of the real life experience that we provide through our many programs.
This unique four hour program serves fifth graders in the Valley and many neighboring communities. Throughout the day, the students role-play the identity of children alive in 1762, as they learn how to weave, spin, and prepare lunch on an open hearth. Children learn what life was like in the eighteenth century, along with our community's colorful history. Over 22,000 students have participated in this hugely successful and popular program to date.
The Derby Historical Society's headquarters are located in the center of the Ansonia Historical District. Why not stop by, visit the Humphreys House and take a Walking Tour of the Historical District. You might also want to take the Valley Heritage Driving Tour which passes right by the Historical Society.
We are honored to host the Kosciuszko Historical Society permanent display at the General David Humphreys House. To learn more about David Humprheys' friend Gen. Kosciuszko and the Valley's Polish-American historical society, click here.
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