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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

Revised January 18, 2017

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The Fabric Friends Quilting Group

Meets the first Monday of the month  at the museum to craft lap size comfort quilts for Danbury Hospital patients.

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Join us for a meeting of The Friends Thursday, February 2, 2017

at 4:00 p.m.

Next Meeting

February 6, 2017

5 to 8 p.m.

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

Usage policy is first come, first served.

If you plan to conduct in-depth research that requires materials beyond microfilm  use, please schedule an appointment. Kindly email, in advance so that we can pull materials relevant to your project.

Click on the Research tab at the top of the page for more information.

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 Projects!

Hardcover with dust jacket; 300 pages and over 150 photos!

$30.00 per copy

Stop by to pick up your copy or place your order via phone at 203.743.5200

The Civil War & Reconstruction Era

A Yale Open Courses video seminar series sponsored by:

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society and The Danbury Library

This series explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877 and is presented by historian, author and Yale University Professor David W. Blight.

Click here for details and a full schedule

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Collections, Community & Conversation Exhibit

Art from the Inside

Featuring works created by inmates at The Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT.

Mediums include paintings, pencil drawings, wire and soap sculptures.

Open January 21 through March 18, 2017

Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is FREE.