Upcoming Events

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 29 -  Business After Business hosted by The Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce and sponosored by People’s United Bank  and The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. 5pm to 7pm  Registration required.

November 1 - Cards for Veterans sponsored by the CT Society of the Children of the American Revolution and the local Mary Wooster Chapter of the DAR.  Join them in making holiday cards for CT Veterans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.

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

November 3 - Fabric Friends of the Danbury Museum Quilting Group meets from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

November 11 - Quarterly Meeting of The Friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

5:30 p.m. Huntington Hall

All are welcome to attend.

November 29 to December 20

Annual Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair

Open Monday through Saturday

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

Vendors: Please click here to find info about selling your creations!

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 - The Hat City Ball at The Amber Room Colonnade.  More details coming soon...

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

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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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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!

Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200


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general information: info@danburymuseum.org

Now Available: Danbury’s Third Century: From Urban Status to Tricentennial, written by Dr. Herbert Janick and William Devlin. Hardcover $20

Softcover $15

Revised October 21, 2014

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Museum Hours:

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Saturday: 10:00-4:00

Guided Tours Saturday Only

RESEARCH VISITS by Appointment Only!

Please call ahead to schedule.

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

November 11, 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

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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.

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


YOU'RE INVITED to join The Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Business gathering at The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Sponsored by Peoples United Bank to be held on Wednesday, October 29th from 5 to 7 p.m.  Network with Chamber Members and Associates, enjoy food & beverage and view our Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History exhibit. Register today!  Chamber members $15.00 Non-members $20. Register today online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-after-business-tickets-13389888517

Other Ways That You Can Help...

EXHIBIT CLOSES November 1, 2014.

THE DMHS is currently seeking artisans & crafters for our 7th Annual Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair.

November 29 to December 20, 2014

Interested in selling your creations?

Click here for more information and a vendor application.

Join us for this growing favorite Danbury tradition during the holiday season!


We're celebrating National Family History Month during October at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society and we'd like to see your FAMILY FACES. Here's how it works: Do you have roots in Danbury?

Visit the museum during our open hours, Wed. through Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and bring along a treasured photo of a family member(s).

We'll scan it, you keep the original and your FAMILY FACES will be become part of our photo archive!

If you provide a short bio of the person(s) that would be great too!

Don’t live local? 

Email your pic and bio to:


Calling all Collectors! . . .

Postcards, glassware, pottery, jewelry, ephemera, figurines, buttons, you name it! Items must be in good, presentable condition.

We have sixteen cases to fill with interesting collections of all sorts.

Please send a sample photo or two, a description of your collection and a bit about yourself too! Deadline for submission is Wednesday, December 10th.

The collectors & collections chosen, from all submissions received, will be announced on January 5, 2015.

"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.