When Shelton resident Robert Novak talks local history, the locals love it.
Earlier this week his presentation drew a crowd of about 45 to Derby Public Library. My daughter and I were part of the audience.
Allegra and I are both local history buffs. She has worked as a docent in the Derby Historical Society's "A Day in 1762" program at the David Humphreys House in Ansonia, and I enjoy learning about what and who were here before us.
Novak is Shelton's municipal historian and the former executive director of the Derby Historical Society.
His nearly 90-minute presentation was filled with facts about the trials and tribulations faced by Derby residents over a 300-year span, ending with the Flood of 1955.
|Novak describes clashes between Native Americans and the Colonists.|
I'm looking forward to the next installment.