Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chamber of Commerce president to address Derby Historical Society

    DERBY - William Purcell, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce president, will discuss the proposed Naugatuck River National Heritage Area at the Derby Historical Society’s annual meeting March 9.

    The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 137 Derby Ave.
    Purcell will show a short film and power point presentation on the sites of the proposed Heritage Area.
    The Society will elect officers and members of its Board of Directors, and the David Humphreys Service Award will be presented.

    Board member Elaine Brandon will present the Society with a copy of a new book, “Anson’s Glory: Ansonia and Phelps-Dodge,” written by her aunt, Elizabeth Crossland Matricaria.
    Refreshments will be served.
    Admission is free; donations are greatly appreciated.
    For information call the office, 203-735-1908, or email
    This is a press release from the Derby Historical Society, a regional historical society dedicated to preserving, maintaining and celebrating the rich and varied history of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.
    Staff offices are located at the Sarah Riggs Humphreys House, 37 Elm St., Ansonia. For more information, visit

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