Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Derby native son's birthday is today

David Humphreys 1752-1818
Happy Birthday, David Humphreys!

Gen. David Humphreys, Revolutionary war hero and successful businessman, was born in 1752 in modern-day Ansonia, but at the time it was known as Derby.

The family home at 37 Elm St., Ansonia, is now home to the Derby Historical Society.

The nonprofit organization wished Humphreys a happy birthday on its Facebook page today and I thought I'd do the same.

If you've never visited the Colonial homestead I urge you to do so. It's always interesting to get a glimpse of what life was like in the 1700s. 

Docents will give you a tour of the house from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and free for children under 8.

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