Tag Archives: Derby Historical Society

Articles referencing the Derby Historical Society, which preserves genealogies and the history of the Lower Naugatuck Valley of Connecticut.

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 … Continue reading

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Mansfield Bible and Artifacts

In my previous article, Prindle-Goldstein House, I’d cited an account by local historian Mabel P. Stivers of how Dr. Frederick C. Goldstein had donated a Bible once owned by Rev. Richard Mansfield, to the Mansfield House collection. This past Saturday, … Continue reading

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Holbrook-Blakeslee House

The Holbrook-Blakeslee House (c. 1712), located at 54 Elm Street in Ansonia, Connecticut, is an interesting old home with a direct connection to the Mansfield House. Built in 1712, the home was acquired by Captain John Holbrook, in 1738. Holbrook … Continue reading

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