Derby Historical Society

Celebrating a Proud Past and a Promising Future

Founded April 18, 1946, to serve the Naugatuck Valley
towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, & Shelton

The David
Humphreys House

The Humphreys House is the birthplace of the Revolutionary War officer and friend of George Washington who later became our nation's first ambassador. It serves as the Society's headquarters, as well as home of our unique Day in 1762 Program. More than just a wonderful interactive tool for educating our region's children, the Humphreys House is also a museum dedicated to its famous resident and the community he called home.

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David Humphreys House

37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT


A Day in 1762

Join us & explore what life was like during the 18th century, when David Humphreys was just a small boy.

Our program uses a hands-on approach to learning, giving students an opportunity to really immerse themselves in our nation's history. Tours and outreach programs are also great for home-schools, non-school youth groups, such as Scout troops, church groups, social service agencies, and after-school programs.

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David Humphreys House Sign Restoration

The sign in front of the historic David Humphreys house on Elm Street received a major restoration thanks to Mayor Cassetti’s quick recommendation. JRD Restoration in Derby has worked with…

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