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Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200

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Annual Meeting of

The Friends of the DMHS


June 2nd at

4:00 p.m.

OUR NEXT MEETING is Monday, June 6, 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!

May 9 thru June 3

Danbury Public School 3rd grade students visit the Danbury Museum for history-based  educational programming.

Pre-Parade Memorial Day

Open House

May 30th

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Get a glimpse of the historic buildings before the parade begins. Learn about local history. Free and open to all!

June 11

Toy Time: Playful Pieces at the Danbury Museum

Exhibit Opens and

FREE tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Longtime Danbury Resident & Friend of

The Danbury Museum to appear on $5 bill!

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

John & Mary Rider House c. 1785

John Dodd Hat Shop c. 1790

The Marian Anderson Studio

The Little Red Schoolhouse

June 20

Deadline for purchasing

tickets to our 1st Annual

Clam Bake on June 30th!

June 27 - July 1

Cursive Camp

for Kids

Learn to read and write cursive and explore the art of letter writing.

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

Pre-registration required.

Limited to 25 campers.

Cost: $25 per child

June 5

Join us at 2:00 p.m. for a special, memorial dedication ceremony in the museum garden to honor our friend and DMHS board member Mr. Michael Kallas.