Twelfth Night January 10


On Sunday, January 10th, from 1 PM to 4 PM, the Derby Historical Society will host it's 13th Annual Twelfth Night Celebration at the David Humphreys House.

At a time when many of us are in a tizzy trying to accomplish all the chores and shopping associated with the Holidays, the celebration of Twelfth Night at the David Humphreys House has only become more popular with each passing year. Twelfth Night is an old holiday associated with the end of the Christmas season, best known by the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.

All are invited to visit and turn back the clock to a less hectic time. Partake in the refreshments, bask in the warmth of the fireplace, and enjoy the live music. The Humphreys family and their neighbors of the 18th century will be on hand to welcome guests. Tours of the historic home, which will be decorated with plants, branches, and greenery will be conducted, and demonstrations of weaving and spinning will be presented. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the caroling, and partake of the refreshments, good company, and the warm, comforting fire of the hearth.  Refreshments will include finger sandwiches, desserts, hot cider, punch, and for the first time we will be serving samplings of Colonial Soups. 

 Our new homemade American Girl-sized doll clothes will be available at the gift shop. We will also be announcing the winner of the Open Hearth Dinner Auction.

Donation: $3.00 per person, or $10.00 for a family of four or more.