Valley Industrial Exhibit
In April of 2001, the late Benjamin H. Bacon of Derby-based Bacon Printing Co. bequeathed a large "N" scale layout called "Derby Junction" to the Derby Historical Society. The layout features the confluence of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers, as well as the distinctive "Wye", a feature that allowed trains to change direction in the early 1900s.
Currently, the layout has one hundred buildings, numerous automobiles, trees, and distinctive features that resemble locations in Ansonia, Derby, and Shelton. The layout will be updated to represent life in this area up through the 1930s with the help of its new curator, Rich DiCarlo of the Valley Art Council, and his team of artists and train enthusiasts. "Derby Junction" will soon be on display in the Bacon Building, which will house the Valley Industrial Exhibit, located at the property of the Derby Historical Society.