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 Danbury Museum is in the process of renovation on the Charles Ives Birthplace. Your contributions are welcome!

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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 8, 2015


Let’s Take It From the Top!

With spring comes new beginnings for the Ives Birthplace and the project begins in earnest! 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 donation in support of our on-site fifth grade school programming.

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

May 25 - Memorial Day

Early Morning Open House

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

Visit the historic buildings on our Main St. campus prior to the start of the parade.

Free admission for all!



performed by Judy Cook

Saturday, June 6th at 2:00 p.m.

Come back in time and experience the Civil War firsthand. Judy Cook, will entertain 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



SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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.

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.

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.