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In Danbury It Should Stay!

Please consider donating Danbury history-related items to the Danbury Museum & Historical Society archives and collections.

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Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200

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Revised February 9, 2016

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Quarterly Meeting of The Friends


March 8 at

5:30 p.m.

OUR NEXT MEETING is Monday, March 7, 2016

The Danbury Museum is the new home for two microfilm readers, recently relocated from The Danbury Public Library.  Visitors are welcome Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for microfilm research.

If you plan to conduct in-depth research that requires materials beyond microfilm or at a time outside of regularly scheduled museum hours, please schedule an appointment. Kindly email, at least two weeks in advance. 

We also have access, via NewsBank, to The Danbury News-Times archive online from 1996 to the present. 

The Charles Ives Birthplace is Presently Closed Due to

Ongoing Restoration Efforts

Thank you to Mayor Mark D. Boughton, the City of Danbury and the State Historic Preservation Office/DECD for the funding and your continual support of The Charles Ives Birthplace Exterior Rehabilitation Project. It's all smiles from the other key players who helped make it all happen: Paul Valeri, Chairperson of the Charles Ives Birthplace Rehabilitation Project, Maura Newell Juan of Seventy2 Architects and Mary Dunne from the SHPO/DECD office.

Now on to Phase II Interior in 2016!



A Photo Retrospective of Greater Danbury

Images from News-Times Staff Photographers

featuring the work of:

Carol Kaliff, Wendy Carlson, Michael Duffy and

the late David W. Harple

On display:


Monday through Saturday

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

Admission is Free

Friday, February 12

Join us for a late night research session


7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

Saturday, February 13

Danbury High School

Peer Leadership

Bake Sale Fundraiser

to benefit 3rd grade field trip transportation costs

to The Danbury Museum

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

Monday, February 22

Mondays at the Museum

A monthly gathering place for Danbury Seniors.

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Come to reminisce and share your Danbury memories with us!

The first session of the Women of New England History Tea starts today too!

Saturday, February 27

Happy Birthday Marian!

FREE Open House in the

Marian Anderson Studio 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cake will be served at 1:00 p.m.


a great, new

history series for

our homeschool friends.

The first session starts on Monday, February  22nd!