As part of background, the Society does not own the building. It is leased from the CT Department of the Military because the last family to live in it (not Derrins) were the caretakers of the First Co. Governor’s Horse Guards which is located across the street. We have had the lease since 1996 and there has been a large team of volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past 20 years restoring the house with grants, private donations and lots and lots of donated materials. The lease requires the Society to carry insurance, which we do. But, as you can image, no amount of insurance can replace what was lost. So we are seeking donations to help this process move forward. We will be updating the Society’s website tomorrow with more details, but the GoFundMe page has photos and explanation of what happened.