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In Danbury It Should Stay!

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

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Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200

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Join us for a meeting of

The Friends of the DMHS

Thursday, October 6th

at 4:00 p.m.

Next Meeting

Monday, October 3, 2016

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!

The Danbury Fair is in the Air!

Join us on

Saturday, October 1st

in celebration of the release of Jack Stetson’s new book:

The Life and Times of

The Great Danbury State Fair

(Published by Emerald Lake Books)

Mr. Stetson will be signing and selling books and he’ll give two brief chats

at 4:00 & 5:30 p.m.

Open Monday through Saturday

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

extended through November 5, 2016

A display of vintage playthings including dolls, trucks, trains, outdoor items, puzzles, board games and more!

A portion of all books sold at this event will be benefit The Danbury Museum.

Thanks for your support!

Archives After Dark

Friday, October 21 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Join us for an after hour research session in celebration of National Family History Month.

Advance registration is required. Please email

A Sudden Chill: Ghost Ballads

Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Great narrative songs about ghosts, witches, giants, and fierce scary things. Superb songs of the supernatural!

presented by master ballad singer Judy Cook.

The Civil War & Reconstruction Era

A Yale Open Courses video seminar series sponsored by:

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society and The Danbury Library

Next session: Saturday, October 1st

1:30 p.m. at the Danbury Museum

Topic: Southern Society: Slavery, King Cotton,

and Antebellum America's "Peculiar" Region

Click here for details and a full schedule

The Students are Coming!  The Students are Coming!

We’re looking forward to welcoming Danbury Public School 5th Graders throughout the month of October for a hands-on, experiential learning about colonial life in Danbury, Connecticut. The month is jam-packed with history coming alive, students, teachers, re-enactors, activities and fun for all.