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Don’t Throw it Away...

In Danbury It Should Stay!

Please consider donating Danbury history-related items to the Danbury Museum & Historical Society archives and collections.

Unsure about a particular item?  Just ask us!

Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200

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Revised November 30, 2015

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The Fabric Friends Quilting Group 
meets the first Monday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the museum to craft lap size comfort quilts for Danbury Hospital patients.

The Charles Ives Birthplace

is Presently Closed Due to

Ongoing Restoration Efforts

Thanks to the CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development, the  CT State Historic Preservation Office Historic Resources Fund, advocates and friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society, the City of Danbury and Mayor Mark D. Boughton for their support!


Quarterly Meeting of The Friends

Tuesday, November 10th at 5:30 p.m.


OUR NEXT MEETING is Monday, January 5, 2016

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The Danbury Museum is the new home for two microfilm readers, recently relocated from The Danbury Public Library.  Visitors are welcome Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for microfilm research.

If you plan to conduct in-depth research that requires materials beyond microfilm or at a time outside of regularly scheduled museum hours, please schedule an appointment. Kindly email, at least two weeks in advance. 

We also have access, via NewsBank, to The Danbury News-Times archive online from 1996 to the present. 

Tuesday, December 1st

Danbury’s 2nd Annual

Hat City Day

Wear your favorite hat, take a photo and share via social media.


All Day Long!

Click here to find more hatting history and activities


Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair Open Now!

Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

through Dec. 22nd.

Friday, December 4th

Saturday, December 5th

8th Annual Holiday Tea

in the Historic Rider House

Seating at noon each day


Now Available in Our Gift Shop!

The Great Danbury State Fair

by Andrea Zimmermann

You’ll find this, and many unique items, perfect for the gift-giving season.

Gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 19th

Gingerbread Decorating


$12 per person

Registration required.

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12th

Harpist Wendy Kerner to perform in The Marian Anderson Studio

2 p.m.

Sunday, December 13th

A Kwanzaa Celebration

Readings, Singing & Sharing

sponsored by

The Danbury Chapter NAACP

Saturday, December 19th

Revolutionary War Video Seminar Series

Fighting the Revolution:

The Big Picture

2:00 p.m. - FREE

Join Us in Celebrating



Snap a photo of yourself, friends, co-workers, family, and neighbors wearing a hat...

share via social media using #hatcityday

The John Dodd Hat Shop exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop by the museum to learn more about our city’s hatting history!