Connecticut Open House Day

Just a reminder that this coming Saturday, June 11th, 2016, is Connecticut Open House Day, when scores of Connecticut history organizations and museums will be opening their doors to the general public.


The Derby Historical Society will be celebrating Connecticut Open House Day, as usual, at the Gen. David Humphreys House, 37 Elm Street, Ansonia, Connecticut, from 10 AM until 3 PM. Admission is free to the public, of course, but any donations are always appreciated!

According to the Derby Historical Society:

“Visitors will be able to join in the offerings of tours of the David Humphreys House museum and/or take a self-guided tour outside of the historic district, weather permitting. There will be demonstrations of colonial crafts and skills, musket firing and drills by the 6th Connecticut Regiment, and much more.

“Our on-site building that houses “Derby Junction”, which is a model train layout depicting the cities of Ansonia, Derby, and Shelton, c. 1918, will again be open for viewing. This wonderful layout was donated to us by Mr. Benjamin Bacon in 2001. A colonial plant sale is planned, and other items may be available for sale from the Derby Historical Society. The gift shop will be open. Free Admission to this event — donations always appreciated.”

This is always a fun, educational, and very family friendly event, so I highly recommend that if you’re looking for something enjoyable to do this Saturday, please stop by and visit the Derby Historical Society on Connecticut Open House Day!

About John Poole

My interests include historic homes, architectural preservation and restoration, improving the energy performance of old houses, and traditional timber frames.
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