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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 July 23, 2016

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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. 
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Meeting of

The Friends of the DMHS


September 1st

at 4:00 p.m.

Next Meeting

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Danbury Museum is now the home for two microfilm readers, recently 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, at least two

weeks in advance. 

We also have access, via NewsBank, to The Danbury News-Times archive online from 1996 to the present. 

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!

June 11 - Oct. 29

Toy Time: Playful Pieces at the Danbury Museum

Trains, dolls, tin toys, board games, outdoor fun and more!

Something for kids of all ages!

Admission is Free

Longtime Danbury Resident & Friend of

The Danbury Museum to appear on $5 bill!

Take a tour of Marian Anderson’s Studio Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

The Danbury Museum is a proud sponsor of Danbury Parks & Recreation Dept.

“Summer Movie Nights on the Lake”

July 28

Busy summer days here at the museum with students, volunteers, interns, campers, exhibit and tour visitors!

“Thank you so much for such a rewarding visit to the Danbury Museum & Historical Society for my English 101/Composition class. Your lecture and archives certainly affords the students unique and ‘immediate’ content that should be very helpful to their academic pursuits.” - Christopher Rempfer, Dept. of English, Naugatuck Valley Community College

FREE EVENTS and Ways to Beat the Heat in August

August 8

Fabric Friends Quilting Group 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

August 11

Free showing Toy Story

at 2 p.m.

August 15

Free Movie Mondays

for Danbury Seniors

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

August 18

Free showing Toy Story 2 at 2 p.m.

August 25

Free Showing Toy Story 3 at 2 p.m.


Another Yale Open Courses series begins September 23

The Civil War and Reconstruction Era

presented in cooperation with The Danbury Library.

More details to come shortly.

Another Archives After Dark session is scheduled for

October 21

Ghost Ballads

presented by Judy Cook

October 22


being held

Friday, January 27, 2016

August 28


in cooperation with

Danbury Public Library!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free tours of the historic buildings at the museum,

Museum in the Streets walking tour includes Pokemon capturing.

More details to come!