In this file photo, a view from the upstairs window of the Gen. David Humpreys House.
The house, which is owned by and serves as headquarters for the Derby Historical Society, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It was restored to its mid-18th century appearance over the years, but officials say a new roof and other repairs are in order.
According to Executive Director Daniel L. Bosques, repairs to the attic floor and other areas that were rotting had been made. But work to the rear and south sides of the two-story structure needs to be completed, and the house is also in need of a new roof.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Bosques said “harsh reality has set in,” and much of the funding from event campaigning and donations has been drastically reduced.
“During this difficult spring, we continued to serve our Valley community,” said Bosques. “While closed, programming and membership continued to function, we created virtual tours, and we offered free digital classes to students, teachers and parents.” less