Annual Meeting of The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society
Tuesday, May 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
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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.


Monday, June 1, 2015


Let’s Take it From the Top!

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!

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Executive Director and City Historian,  Brigid Guertin, delivers a Danbury-made fedora to  The Connecticut Historical Society.

We're thrilled that Danbury, and an item from our collection, will be included in their upcoming exhibit

Connecticut: 50 Objects 50 Stories

May 19 to October 24, 2015

May 6 through June 11

We’re pleased to welcome Danbury Public School 3rd and 5th graders to the museum to learn about history!

Special thanks to

The Danbury Cultural Commission for their generous support of our school programming.

You’ve helped bring history to life for Danbury students!

Our newest 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 Tues.- Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

through October 31, 2015

Admission is Free

MONDAYS at the MUSEUM Senior Series at the DMHS

in conjunction with City of Danbury Dept. of Elderly Services and Elmwood Hall

A great opportunity to share and learn about local history!

Meeting the third Monday of the month from

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

Save these dates:

June 15th - 1950s Danbury

July 20th

August 17th

Advance registration is recommended; though walk-ins are welcome.

Call 203.743.5200 or email

Coffee and tea will be served.

These gatherings are FREE.

A performance by Judy Cook
Saturday, June 6th at 2:00 p.m.
Step back in time and experience the Civil War firsthand. Judy Cook, renowned author, historian and performer will entertain us with Civil War era songs, projected images, and excerpts from her book A QUIET CORNER OF THE WAR: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862-1863. 
The Claflins were her great, great grandparents.
Suggested donation:  $5.00

Guided Walking Tours of the Downtown Historic District Available

Looking for a unique, fascinating and active program for your club, civic organization, workplace team or class reunion group?

Led by Danbury Museum Executive Director and City Historian, Brigid Guertin, you'll hear city tales, see historic buildings and learn more about local history.

Must be booked two weeks in advance.

Based on availability and by appointment only.

$200 per group and limited to 10 people.

All proceeds benefit The Danbury Museum & Historical Society.