However, members of the Derby Historical Society have a ramp that allows me and the ‘chair get to view the first floor. And there was cooking going on at two of the fireplaces, all in cast iron pots with red-hot embers on the lids. And it was great:
Excellent food, and even more impressive was the number of students, elementary through high school that belong to the society and worked as hard as the adults in the pursuit of history. Like churning butter, which looks quite difficult And toasting bread at the fireplace (there is a iron tool for that back then). It was a great event.
David Humphreys was quite an impressive figure, an accomplished man and
entrepreneur. He was a colonel in the Continental Army who was aide de camp to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. I should learn more about him, an important figure of history in our area. Many thanks to the