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Please consider donating Danbury memorabilia and ephemeral items to the Danbury Museum & Historical Society collections!

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The Fabric Friends

Quilting Group

meets the first Monday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the museum to craft lap size comfort quilts for Danbury Hospital patients.


Monday, July 6, 2015


Let’s Take it From the Top!

Thanks to the CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development, the  CT State Historic Preservation Office Historic Resources Fund, advocates and friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society, the City of Danbury and Mayor Mark D. Boughton for their support!

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Executive Director and City Historian,  Brigid Guertin, delivers a Danbury-made fedora to  The Connecticut Historical Society.

We're thrilled that Danbury, and an item from our collection, will be included in their upcoming exhibit

Connecticut: 50 Objects 50 Stories

May 19 to October 24, 2015

Our newest exhibit, Focus on the Fifties, showcases Danbury people, places, events  and objects that defined our city for a decade. Take a nostalgic journey through the not-so-distant past.

Open Tues. - Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

through October 31, 2015

Admission is Free

Guided Walking Tours

of the Downtown Historic District

Looking for a unique, fascinating and

active program for your club,

civic organization, office or class reunion

group? Danbury Museum Executive

Director and City Historian Brigid

Guertin, leads each group and discusses historic buildings

and town happenings. Must be booked two weeks in advance.

Based on availability and by appointment only.

$200 per group and limited to 10 people.

All proceeds benefit The Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

The Fabric Friends of The Danbury Museum made another donation of

37 quilts to Danbury Hospital patients in June. A huge thanks to Fairfield Processing for providing the quilt batting to make this group possible!

Click on the Donate button to become a member!

Looking for historic images of Danbury for your home or office?

They also make a great gift idea!

Browse The Hat City Collection

at Memory Lane to order.

A portion of each sale benefits

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society


50s History

PBS Documentary Films Saturdays at 2 p.m.

FREE admission

July 11

America’s Generations:

The Baby Boomers


Thursday, July 9th at the Danbury Town Park for


Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Bring your picnic blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family.  The show starts at dusk!

Our thanks to the Danbury Parks & Recreation Dept.

Become a member of The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society at the $50 level or greater, during the run of our Focus on the Fifties exhibit, and receive a FREE six pack of our limited edition sodas!

Cruisin’ Cream  Rockin’ Root Beer Go Ape Grape  Big Daddy Birch Souped Up Sarsaparilla

Out of This World Orange

We’ll even throw in two straws for you and your sweetheart!

Friends of the Fifties Membership Drive

Join us today and support your home for local history!


Join The Danbury Museum & Historical Society and The Danbury Library for a jaunt into the past!

The Revolutionary War 1775-1783

A FREE educational video seminar series created through

Open Yale Courses.

Click here for a full program description, seminar topics, times and locations. Also find more information about how you can join us for a culminating SPECIAL EVENT in the historic John and Mary Rider House!


A Senior Series at the DMHS

in conjunction with City of Danbury Dept. of Elderly Services .

A great opportunity to share and learn about local history!

Meeting the third Monday of the month

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

Save these dates:

July 20th - Help Us Identify Photos  in the Archives

August 17th

Advance registration is recommended; though walk-ins are welcome.

Coffee and tea will be served. These gatherings are FREE.