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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 collections.

Unsure about a particular item?  Just ask us!

Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200

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The Danbury Museum now has the Danbury Newstimes archive online and available through NewsBank for on-site researchers. Explore 28 different publications from 1991 to the present.

Please note: The museum is also the new home for historic Danbury newspapers on microfilm!

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.

The Charles Ives Birthplace

is Presently Closed Due to

Restoration Efforts Underway

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!

Our newest FREE 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

Guided Walking Tours

of the Downtown Historic District


September 8, 2015

October 13, 2015

November 10, 2015

Join City Historian and Danbury Museum Executive Director Brigid Guertin on the second Tuesday of the month for a guided walking tour of Danbury's Main Street area.  Free parking at the Danbury Museum and meet inside Huntington Hall.  If the weather is inclement we'll take a pictorial tour from the comfort of our exhibit hall! 10:00 am-11:30am.

Free and open to the public. Donations to the museum are gratefully accepted. Please register in advance, registration limited to 20 persons. Email:

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Become a member of The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society at the $50 level or greater, during the run of our Focus on the Fifties exhibit, and receive a FREE six pack of our limited edition sodas!

Cruisin’ Cream  Rockin’ Root Beer

Go Ape Grape  Big Daddy Birch

Souped Up Sarsaparilla

Out of This World Orange

We’ll even throw in two straws for you and your sweetheart!

Friends of the Fifties Membership Drive

Join us today and support your home for local history!

The Diversity Quilt has been completed!

Each block represents a Danbury family. All came to Danbury for different reasons, yet all became part of the fabric of our community.

It will be on display until November and then become part of our permanent quilt collection.

Thanks to all who contributed to this museum fundraiser.



August 29

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Resistance or Rebellion

(Or, What the Heck is Happening in Boston?)

The Revolutionary War 1775-1783

A FREE educational video seminar series created through Open Yale Courses and in partnership with The Danbury Library .

Click here for a full program description, seminar topics, times and locations. Also find more information about how you can join us for a culminating SPECIAL EVENT in the historic John and Mary Rider House!




Beginning on September 9th

the museum will be open every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.

to 7:00 p.m. to accommodate visitors, microfilm users and researchers to the museum.

Quarterly Meeting of  The Friends

Tuesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.


A Piece of Danbury History Recently Unearthed!
A huge thanks to Danbury Police Officer Dave Antedomenico and crew members from the Dayton Construction Company, pictured here, who discovered the remains of a wagon wheel and a horseshoe recovered from the Crosby Street bridge work site.
We know that there once were two livery stables located nearby in the late 1880s/1890s per old Danbury directory ads. And, of course, Crosby Street was named after Phineas D. Crosby, a prominent resident, businessman, postmaster and one of the originators of The Danbury Agricultural Society.
Both items were removed from the site and safely brought to the Danbury Museum where they will be on display in our lobby through mid-September 2015.
Are you a curious, local history hound? Stop by, enjoy these new additions to our collection and check out our Focus on the Fifties exhibit! We're open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

OUR NEXT MEETING is Monday, October 5th!

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