Calendar of Events

November 29 to December 26 Decorate Danbury Contest - This online photo contest fundraiser will help The Danbury Museum & Historical Society continue with their important mission to acquire, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history of our great city!

November 29 to December 20

Annual Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair

Open Monday through Saturday

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

December 13th - FREE GIFT WRAPPING DAY sponsored by The Mary Wooster Chapter of the D.A.R.  10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

December 20th - Book Sale & Signing with Danbury author, Theresa Buzaid. Meet the author of this wonderful children’s book, The Great Danbury Fair A to Z, published through Mascot Books.  Celebrate and share our city’s late, great annual fair from noon to 4 p.m.

December 21st - Reading & Book Signing with author and Danbury native, Mary Curran-Hackett. Hear excerpts from her latest novel,  Proof of Angels, published by William Morrow/Harper Collins.

We’re thrilled to welcome Curran-Hackett back to the DMHS at 3:00 p.m. for this FREE event.

January 16, 2015

The Hat City Ball

at The Amber Room Colonnade.  6:30 p.m. 

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

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Calling all Collectors! . . .

"Collections, Community & Conversation...Continued"

opens January 24 and on will be on display through March 21, 2015.

We're inviting YOU, ardent collectors of all ages, to showcase your collections

and share it with the public.

Learn more here . . .

Quilt Raffle

Noreen Swanson

won the raffle quilt on

October 24th, 2014.

Congratulations, Noreen!

Annual Holiday Shoppe Now Open!

Please join us for the

Hat City Ball

A special evening of

dinner and dancing to benefit

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society

Friday, January 16, 2015

at the Amber Room Colonnade

Click here to learn more or to buy tickets.

Sponsorships are available.


Thanks to the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Children of the American Revolution who created holiday cards for Veterans at the museum.

Rent the Hall  . . .

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

Holiday Shoppe

November 29 - December 20

Monday - Saturday 10:00 to 4:00

During the 1950s and 1960s, an annual Christmas decoration contest was held throughout our city and The Friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society are excited to revive and update this Danbury tradition of long ago.

Decorate Danbury for the Holidays, is a fun, festive and nostalgic year-end appeal to the residents, businesses and non-profit organizations of our hometown. This online photo contest fundraiser will help The Danbury Museum & Historical Society continue with their important mission to acquire, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history of our great city!

Show us your Danbury pride and your holiday spirit November 29 to December 26th!

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Decorate your home, office or place of business

  2. Take a great photo (interior or exterior shot)

  3. Submit, Upload and Enter the Decorate Danbury for the Holidays Photo Contest Online

  4. Get your friends, family, neighbors to vote!

For a minimal and tax-deductible entry fee, you can be part of the fun and then get all of your friends to vote for you! Everyone who casts a vote will also be making a tax-deductible year-end contribution to the museum in support of our efforts.  The top three vote-getters will also win fabulous prizes and we have several mini-contests for a chance to win even more!

Find out more and submit your favorite photo for a chance to win two tickets to the Hat City Ball on January 16, 2015 and lots of other great prizes! Click here to go to the online site.