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In Danbury It Should Stay!

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

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Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200

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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. 
Quilt sharing is at 6:00.
Join us today and support your home for local history!


Annual Meeting of

The Friends of the DMHS


July 7th at

4:00 p.m.

Our Next Meeting is Monday, July 11, 2016

The Danbury Museum is now the 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. 

The Charles Ives Birthplace is Presently Closed Due to Ongoing Restoration Efforts

Thank you to Mayor Mark D. Boughton, the City of Danbury and the State Historic Preservation Office/DECD for the funding and your continual support of The Charles Ives Birthplace Exterior Rehabilitation Project. It's all smiles from the other key players who helped make it all happen: Paul Valeri, Chairperson of the Charles Ives Birthplace Rehabilitation Project, Maura Newell Juan of Seventy2 Architects and Mary Dunne from the SHPO/DECD office.

Now on to Phase II Interior in 2016!

June 11 - Oct. 29

Toy Time: Playful Pieces at the Danbury Museum

Trains, dolls, tin toys, board games, outdoor fun and more!

Something for kids of all ages!

Admission is Free

Longtime Danbury Resident & Friend of

The Danbury Museum to appear on $5 bill!

Take a tour of Marian Anderson’s Studio Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Cursive Camp for Kids: June 27 - July 1

Open Monday through Saturday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 27- July 1

Cursive Camp

for Kids

9:00 am to 11:30 a.m.

July 7

Monthly Meeting of

The Friends of

The Danbury Museum

& Historical Society

at 4:00 p.m.

Join us!

Please note that there will be no meeting in August.

July 11

The Fabric Friends

quilting group meets from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

July 18

Free Movie Mondays

for Danbury Seniors.

Join us for a FREE, history-related film presentation

9 a.m. to 11. p.m.

Please note:

The museum will be closing to the public at noon on Thursday, June 30th so we can prepare for our Clam Bake event. Thanks!

The Danbury Museum is a proud sponsor of Danbury Parks & Recreation’s

“Summer Movie Nights on the Lake”

July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Busy summer days here at the museum with volunteers, interns, campers, Toy Time Exhibit visitors and tours!