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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 October 26, 2016

© 2015 Danbury Museum & Historical Society. All rights reserved.

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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 of the DMHS


November 3

at 4:00 p.m.

Next Meeting


November 7, 2016

5:00 - 8:00 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.

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, in advance. 

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!

Toy Time: Playful Pieces at The Danbury Museum

through November 5


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.

Oct. 29 (Danbury Museum)

6. Expansion and Slavery: Legacies

of the Mexican War and the Compromise of 1850

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Please note:

Lecture #4, originally scheduled for Oct. 15, will be shown at 2:30 p.m.

4. A Northern World View:

Yankee Society, Antislavery Ideology and the Abolition Movement

Click here for details and a full schedule

The museum gift shop is growing!

Books, Hats

Maps, Mugs

Games, Tees


and more!

Many new

Danbury-branded items added.

We look forward to welcoming Danbury Public School 5th Graders throughout the month of October for hands-on, experiential learning about 18th century life in Danbury.