Upcoming Events

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello during

A Taste of Greater Danbury!

Another great event from CityCenter Danbury and a beautiful weekend too!

September 18 - 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 24, 25 & 26 - GOLD BUYING FUNDRAISER to benefit the museum sponsored by Liberty Gold. Mark your calendar and gather up your unwanted gold and precious metals.  See middle section for more details!

September 27 - Smithsonian Magazine’s MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free admission and tours for ticket holders.  See middle section for more details!

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

October 25 -  Quilt expert, historian and author, Sue Reich, presents: Quilts and Quilt Makers Covering CT.  FREE  and open to the public, 2pm in Huntington Hall

October 25 - Teddy Bear Tea for the Youngsters. Seating at 11 a.m. Reservations required.  More details to come!

November 1 - Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History closes.

November 29 to December 20

Annual Holiday Shoppe

Open Monday through Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vendors: Information and registration forms to save your space will be on our website by September 1st.  Watch this space!

November 29 - Join us in the Marian Anderson Studio for a special performance of Franz Schubert’s song cycle, Schwanengesang, presented by baritone Steven A. Fasano.

2:00 p.m. Free & Open to the Public.

December 4, 5, 6 & 7th - Annual Holiday Tea in the historic Rider House. Seatings at noon each day.  Enjoy sweets, savories and a variety of special teas. 

Start your holiday with this favorite tradition here at the DMHS and pick up some gifts at the Holiday Shoppe. $25 per person. Reservations required.


January 16, 2015 - Museum Gala at The Amber Room Colonnade.

More details coming soon...

January 24  - Winter Exhibit Opens. Collections, Community & Conversation II. On display through March 21, 2015.

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Archive Archaeology: Digging Up History at the Danbury Museum”

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Students Guide to Danbury History


Museum in the


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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Don’t Throw it Away - In Danbury It Should Stay!

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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Softcover $15

Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200


research information: research@danburymuseum.org

general information: info@danburymuseum.org

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.

Revised September 13, 2014

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Museum Hours:

Wednesday - Friday


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!

Please call ahead to schedule.

Please visit our Business Partners!Business_Partners.html

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

September 9, 2014 at 5:30pm

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"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

Amazon Smile has partnered with the Danbury Museum! Shop at smile.Amazon.com, SELECT Friends of the Danbury Museum as your charity, and a portion of your purchase price will be donated the The Friends of the Danbury Museum, at no extra cost to you!

Remember that we’re YOUR HOME FOR LOCAL HISTORY!


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SELL YOUR OLD GOLD Fundraiser...

Smithsonian Magazine’s MUSEUM DAY LIVE! at the DMHS...

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live!

The Museum Day Live! Ticket will be available to download at www.Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive.  Visitors who present the ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only.  One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. 

The museum will offer tours of our historic buildings located at 43 Main Street and visitors are encouraged to view the current exhibit, Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History” during their visit. 

Bring your unwanted gold and precious metals, including sterling silver, platinum and palladium to the DMHS and get paid.

Broken Gold Chains and Bracelets

Single Earrings (Half Pairs)

Rings with Stones Missing

Old School Rings

Old Boyfriend/Girlfriend Gifts

Jewelry You NEVER Wear

Gold Non-working Watches

Yes, Even Dental Gold

LIBERTY GOLD WILL PAY YOU and they will donate 60% of their profits each day to the Danbury Museum!

Mention Brigid’s name and get AN ADDITIONAL 10% on your sale total!

It's easy and you'll be helping your home for local history!

Wednesday, September 24th 10am to 4pm

Thursday, September 25th 10am to 4pm

Friday, September 26th

10am to 7pm

Leave your checkbook at home for this annual museum fundraiser!

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.

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

Tours of our historic buildings Saturdays only!


Check out the photos of the comfort quilts made by the Fabric Friends of the Danbury Museum!