A multimedia presentation on the introductory history of Danbury is available in March and April for Danbury Public Schools. The presentation is appropriate for grade three and above and includes a photographic journey through Danbury’s changing Main Street. The presentation is about one and a half hours long and is free of charge for Danbury Public schools.


This museum program is also available for homeschoolers.  Please call if you’d like to schedule a visit to the museum to take advantage of this educational opportunity.

2016 Student Programs


Grade 3:

  1. 1.Then and Now: Museum staff will visit Danbury Public Schools with a multimedia presentation that includes vintage photos of Danbury as we introduce Danbury’s rich architectural history to the third grade students. See schedule below.

  2. 2.Danbury Museum Tour Day: Danbury Public School students will take a tour of the four historical buildings at the museum, led by guides who will provide an oral history of the building and it’s contents. During the afternoon, the groups can choose to take a walk down Main Street to experience the Museum in the Streets and then visit the Danbury Railway Museum for the continuation of the program. See Schedule below.


Grade 5:

  1. 1.Living History: Danbury Public School students will spend a morning at the Danbury Museum with 18th century re-enactors who will provide an interactive introduction to surviving and understanding life in the 1700’s. It will include 18th century cooking, a revolutionary soldier, an apothecary, and 18th century games!


Call 203-743-5200 now to make a reservation for the Museum Main Street Campus tour.

Lesson Plans developed by  WCSU students . . .

Marian Anderson

Schoolhouse Lesson

Activities

Take a Google Earth Tour of Danbury - Click here to download the tour (you need Google Earth on your computer) To download a free copy of Google Earth click here.

   

Tour Activities: Map Activity and Scavenger Hunt


History Timeline Activity:

Download the timeline activity and use the Student Guide To Danbury History Site to find the answers.


How to make invisible ink and parchment paper.
 

Homeschoolers. . .


  1. We welcome and encourage you to visit The Danbury Museum & Historial Society for a guided tour on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  2. If you would like to arrange for a group tour or a specially tailored program, please contact us in advance to discuss and schedule.

  3. We are happy to provide assistance with curriculum requirements and feel free to contact us for more information regarding individualized projects.

Scouting Programs . . .


  1. Scout troops are encouraged to schedule tours of the museum on Saturdays between 10-4:00.

  2. We are happy to provide help in acquiring a variety of scout badges. Please contact us for more information regarding individualized projects.

  3. All scouting programs are free, although donations are gratefully accepted.


Guided Walking Tours of the Downtown Historic District Available

Looking for a unique, fascinating and active program for your school group, 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.