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

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Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200

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Revised October 5, 2015

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The Danbury Museum now has the Danbury Newstimes archive online and available through NewsBank for on-site researchers. Explore 28 different publications from 1991 to the present.

Please note: The museum is also the new home for historic Danbury newspapers on microfilm!

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

Restoration Efforts Underway

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!

Our newest FREE exhibit, Focus on the Fifties, showcases Danbury people, places, events  and objects that defined our city for a decade. Take a nostalgic journey through the not-so-distant past.

Open Mon. - Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October 31, 2015

Become a member of The Friends of The Danbury Museum

& Historical Society at the $50 level

or greater, during the run of our Focus on the Fifties exhibit,

and receive a FREE six pack of our limited edition sodas!

Cruisin’ Cream  Rockin’ Root Beer

Go Ape Grape  Big Daddy Birch

Souped Up Sarsaparilla

Out of This World Orange

We’ll even throw in two straws for you and your sweetheart!

Friends of the Fifties Membership Drive

Join us today and support your home for local history!


October 14 through 28th

The Danbury Museum welcomes our public school 5th graders for

our new, revamped, hands-on history programming

Colonial Life Through

the Eyes of a Child

A special thanks to The Danbury Cultural Commission for their support!

Friday, OCTOBER 23
7:00 p.m. to Midnight

A late night search & research session

Saturday, October 31

The Revolutionary War 1775-1783

Civil War

2:00 p.m.

A FREE educational video seminar series created through Open Yale Courses and in partnership with The Danbury Library .

Click here for a full program description, seminar topics, times and locations. Also find more information about how you can join us for a culminating SPECIAL EVENT in the historic John and Mary Rider House!

Quarterly Meeting of The Friends

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.


OUR NEXT MEETING is Monday, October 5th!

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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.

Interested in becoming a vendor for our annual

Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair?

Are you an artisan, crafter, small business owner looking for a new venue to sell your wares?

Click here for more info and a vendor application

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. 

We look forward to welcoming you to The Danbury Museum archives! 


sponsored by The Danbury Museum

October 13, 2015

November 10, 2015

Join City Historian

and Danbury Museum

Executive Director

Brigid Guertin  on the second Tuesday

of the month for a guided walking tour of Danbury's Main Street

historic district.  Free parking at the Danbury Museum

and meet inside Huntington Hall.  

If the weather is inclement we'll take a pictorial

tour from the comfort of our exhibit hall!

Free and open to the public. Donations to the museum are gratefully accepted. 

Please register in advance, registration limited to 20 persons. Email:

Senior Series at The Danbury Museum

Tuesday, October 20th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


We’ll watch excerpts from The Great Danbury State Fair - America’s Most Unique Fair DVD.

Share your memories of the fair and let us collect your stories!



Join us in commemorating the birth of Danbury native son and Pulitzer-prize winning composer Charles Ives!

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 1 p.m.

This event is free and open to all!

FREE documentary film showing:

Charles Ives: A Good Dissonance Like a Man