Upcoming Events

Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History

Open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tours of our historic buildings Saturdays only!


TWO BONUS FRIDAY TOUR DAYS

ON THE CALENDAR!

August 1st & August 8th

from 10am to 3pm

Our wonderful docent, Julie, will be on hand to give guided tours of our historic buildings...The John & Mary Rider House, The John Dodd Hat Shop, The Marian Anderson Studio and The One Room Schoolhouse. And don't forget to stop in Huntington Hall to view our Quintessential Quilts exhibit and visit the gift shop!









August 4 - Quilters Group

First meeting of a new group for quilters that we’re starting here at the museum. Come together to create lap quilts for a variety of charities. The fabric was donated and just needs some interested quilters!  Want to join us? 6:00-8:00pm. 













August 8 - Writers Retreat at the DMHS in conjunction with WCSU.  Be inspired by our current exhibit and enjoy time for contemplative creativity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to all ages. FREE but limited to 20 people.  Please email or call to reserve a spot.


August 9 - QUILTMAKERS OF GEE’S BEND, documentary film series selection. 2pm in Huntington Hall.  FREE and open to the public.


August 16 - Quilting FABRIC SWAP in Huntington Hall, 10AM-4PM, $10 at the door, bring your fabric & extras to exchange with other quilters. Create a new color palette for your next project!













August 22- Writers Retreat at the DMHS in conjunction with WCSU.  Be inspired by our current exhibit and enjoy time for contemplative creativity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to all ages. FREE but limited to 20 people.  Please email or call to reserve a spot.


September 27 - THE ART OF QUILTING, documentary film series selection. 2pm in Huntington Hall.  FREE and open to the public.


October 25 -  Lecture by well known quilt expert, Sue Reich “Quilts and Quilt Makers Covering CT”.  FREE  and open to the public, 2pm in Huntington Hall


November 1 - Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History closes at 4pm in Huntington Hall!


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Take a walk through Danbury Historic Downtown District and discover Danbury’s rich history.

The  Museum in the Streets is always open!

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Please consider donating Danbury memorabilia and ephemeral items to the Danbury Museum & Historical Society collections! We are always interested in acquiring items related to Danbury history in order to better

share the fascinating story of our city!

Rest assured that the items that you bring to us will be held in trust for future generations!   Thank you for your support!

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Danbury’s Third Century: From Urban Status to Tricentennial, written by Dr. Herbert Janick, Emeritus Professor at WCSU and William Devlin, a graduate of WCSU and author of We Crowned Them All: An Illustrated History of Danbury.

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Museum Hours:

Wednesday - Friday

9:00-4:00

Saturday: 10:00-4:00

Guided Tours Saturday Only

We are grateful to Mayor Mark Boughton and the City of Danbury for their commitment to

Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of the exterior of The Charles Ives Birthplace.  


We currently applying for Historic Resources Fund monies available through the State of Connecticut to match Danbury's monetary contribution and to begin the project in April 2014.

  Please help us with this most vital effort. Support A Rebirth of the Charles Ives Birthplace 

of Danbury native, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Father of Modern American Music.


You can make a donation, with restricted use solely for the Ives project, by using the Paypal link. Please indicate in the notes that you are donating to the Ives House.

RESEARCH VISITS by Appointment Only!

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Join us at our next Friends of the Danbury Museum Meeting . . .

September 9, 2014 at 5:30pm


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Help Us with a REBIRTH OF THE CHARLES IVES BIRTHPLACE!

"The fabric of existence weaves itself whole." - Charles Edward Ives


In the coming months, the DMHS will begin the process of making the

Charles Ives Birthplace whole again.

Photo Credit: Halley Erskine 1951

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Our museum is proud to be part of Blue Star Museums, a national appreciation program to thank our military families for their service and share with them America’s cultural treasures.

We Are A Blue Star Museum...

Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History

Open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Heirloom quilts from the museum collection, handmade by local residents.

The exhibition opens with the roots of the craft in the 18th and 19th centuries and moves on to highlight the rising popularity of quilt making as an artistic endeavor.

CHECK OUR LISTING OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THIS EXHIBIT!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.