Upcoming Events

October 5 -  We’ll be at The Great Danbury Fair Revue at The Palace Theatre Danbury.  Show starts at  3:00 p.m.  Join us for this family friendly affair and celebrate the history of Danbury!

Music, memories, memorabilia and more! All tickets are $25 and available at The Palace Box Office now. 203.794.9944

October 6 -  Monthly meeting of The Fabric Friends of the DMHS quilt group.  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All are welcome to help us make lap quilts for local charity organizations.

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 25 - Teddy Bear Tea for the Youngsters. Seating at 11 a.m. Reservations required.  More details to come!

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

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 on the link at the top of the page 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 II. On display through March 21, 2015.

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Archive Archaeology: Digging Up History at the Danbury Museum”

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Students Guide to Danbury History


Museum in the


Take a walk through Danbury Historic Downtown District and discover Danbury’s rich history.

The  Museum in the Streets is always open!

Find a printable map here:  see map

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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!

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Softcover $15

Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: (203) 743-5200


research information: research@danburymuseum.org

general information: info@danburymuseum.org

Danbury’s Third Century: From Urban Status to Tricentennial, written by Dr. Herbert Janick, Emeritus Professor at WCSU and William Devlin, a graduate of WCSU and author of We Crowned Them All: An Illustrated History of Danbury.

Revised October 1, 2014

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Museum Hours:

Wednesday - Friday


Saturday: 10:00-4:00

Guided Tours Saturday Only

We are grateful to Mayor Mark Boughton and the City of Danbury for their commitment to

Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of the exterior of The Charles Ives Birthplace.  

We currently applying for Historic Resources Fund monies available through the State of Connecticut to match Danbury's monetary contribution and to begin the project in April 2014.

  Please help us with this most vital effort. Support A Rebirth of the Charles Ives Birthplace 

of Danbury native, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Father of Modern American Music.

You can make a donation, with restricted use solely for the Ives project, by using the Paypal link. Please indicate in the notes that you are donating to the Ives House.

RESEARCH VISITS by Appointment Only!

Please call ahead to schedule.

Please visit our Business Partners!Business_Partners.html

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

September 9, 2014 at 5:30pm

Click on the Donate button to become a member using PayPal


"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

Amazon Smile has partnered with the Danbury Museum! Shop at smile.Amazon.com, SELECT Friends of the Danbury Museum as your charity, and a portion of your purchase price will be donated the The Friends of the Danbury Museum, at no extra cost to you!

Remember that we’re YOUR HOME FOR LOCAL HISTORY!


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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.

Open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tours of our historic buildings Saturdays only!

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 and 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:


Other Ways That You Can Help...

Available in the DMHS Gift Shop now. 

All proceeds go directly to benefit the museum.

This is the FINAL month to view the exhibit; closing 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 on the 2014 Holiday Shoppe Link at the top of this page for more information & a vendor application.

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