Tavern Night

David Humphreys House

    Tavern Night Tickets 1 Ticket $40.00 USD

Collection Donation Celebration

David Humphreys House

Lucinda Tomko and family will be making a donation of several Revolutionary Period documents and journals to the Derby Historical Society. Join us for a special celebration with the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution. Light refreshments will be provided.

Rev. Mansfield’s 300th Birthday Celebration

Mansfield House Jewett Street, Ansonia, CT, United States

Join us for a sneak peek at the newly acquired Mansfield House on the day of the Reverend's 300th Birthday. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

Autumn Festival

Ansonia Nature Center 10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia, CT, United States

Come visit the Derby Historical Society at the Ansonia Nature Center's Autumn Festival. Try your hand at spinning and weaving, test out colonial period toys or purchase something from our "Make Your Own" Table. Toys, crafts, books and other merchandise will be available for sale.

3rd Annual Historic Elm Street Lantern Tour

David Humphreys House

Join the Derby Historical Society for a lantern lit walking tour of the Ansonia Historic District. But stay alert! You never know who you will meet along the way. When you return to the House, grab a cup of hot cider and join storyteller Carolyn Stearns out back for more spooky tales by the fire.…

Open Hearth Day – POSTPONED

David Humphreys House

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR INFORMATION ON A RESCHEDULED DATE. THANK YOU.   Get in out of the cold and join us at the David Humphreys House for Open Hearth Day. Warm up by the fire, sip cider and watch our docents prepare traditional colonial dished over an open hearth. You'll…

12th Night Celebration

David Humphreys House

You're invited to the return of our Annual 12th Night Celebration! This traditional celebration of the last night of Christmas features food, music, caroling and a reading of A Christmas Carol. $5 per person at the door.  

Historical Performer Sheryl Faye as Susan B. Anthony

Derby Public Library 313 Elizabeth Street, Derby, United States

The Derby Historical Society in partnership with the Derby Public Library is excited to announce this FREE community event. Join historical performer Sheryl Faye as she brings Susan B. Anthony to life. Susan B. Anthony was a women’s rights activist, and she devoted her life to racial, gender, and educational equality. She is one of…

Open Hearth Cooking Experience

David Humphreys House

Join Docent Maria Schreiner as she guides you through preparing a traditional 18th century meal over an open hearth. Participants will make a full meal including dessert and will participate in every step from starting the fire to enjoying your meal. (and bringing your leftovers home!) This event is limited to 8 people. Tickets are…

Annual Meeting Luncheon and Awards Presentation

Payden Field House 45 Chatfield Street, Derby, CT, United States

The Derby Historical Society Annual Meeting Luncheon and Awards Presentation Sunday, April 21st 1:00pm J.R. Payden Field House, 75 Chatfield Street, Derby CT The William Payden Sports Memorabilia Museum  will be open for viewing 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes following the event.   This year's awards recipients are: Dorothy Larson Award The 6th…

The Great Give

  Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Greater New Haven's day of giving - an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. We need your…