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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

Revised September 24, 2016

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Meeting of

The Friends of the DMHS

Thursday, October 6th

at 4:00 p.m.

Next Meeting

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Danbury Museum is now the home for two microfilm readers, 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, in advance. 

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!


The Civil War and Reconstruction Era

We’re pleased to co-host another Yale Open Course Series,

in cooperation with The Danbury Library, starting on Friday, September 23rd

Click here for a full schedule, list of topics and locations

Archives After Dark

Friday, October 21 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Join us for an after hour research session in celebration of National Family History Month.

A Sudden Chill: Ghost Ballads

Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Great narrative songs about ghosts, witches, giants, and fierce scary things. Superb songs of the supernatural!

presented by master ballad singer Judy Cook

Vendors Wanted for our Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair

Saturday, November 26 through December 23rd

Click here for Vendor Information and Application

9th Annual Holiday Tea

in the Historic John & Mary Rider House

Friday, December 2rd and Saturday, December 3rd

More Info Here

Join us on

Saturday, October 1st

at 4:00 p.m.

in celebration of Jack Stetson’s new book:

The Life and Times of

The Great Danbury State Fair

from Emerald Lake Books

Mr. Stetson will be signing and selling books and will give two brief chats, at

4:00 & 5:30 p.m.

Pre-order your copy for pickup at the book launch here

or purchase the day of event at the DMHS

Open Monday through Saturday

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

extended through

November 5, 2016

A display of vintage playthings including dolls, trucks, trains, outdoor items, puzzles, board games and more!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here for more information and tickets