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The Friends of the Danbury Museum are actively raising funds to help the Danbury Museum re-open to the public this summer! Please join us in supporting this wonderful organization and its goals of preservation, protection, and education.
We are so grateful for the generous support of our Presenting Sponsor, M&T Bank. The team at M&T have been stalwart supporters of the Danbury Museum for many years. Thank you!
The Danbury Museum is so very grateful to all our major corporate sponsors for their continued belief in the mission of our organization. The Savings Bank of Danbury, Union Savings Bank, Webster Bank, The Non-Profit Development Corporation of Danbury, Berkshire Corporate Park, and Cramer & Anderson have been instrumental in helping the Friends of the Danbury Museum maintain the museum through this challenging year.
What a difference a month makes! We have exciting news regarding our re-opening schedule and we’re looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
What’s the plan? We’re glad you asked!
Beginning June 30, Elaine Lagarto’s delightful The Fair That John Built exhibit will be open to the public and FREE in Huntington Hall! No appointment needed, Huntington Hall’s exhibit space will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 12-4.
We’ll have tours of our historic buildings and research spots available by appointment, also starting on June 30, with availability Wednesday through Saturday, from 12-4. We’re still fine tuning the details of the online appointment system, but if you are keen to book your tour or research appointment, you can call us at 203-743-5200.
Please note there will be no walk-in research or tours. All appointments will require 48 hrs notice. This timing will allow us to carefully have tours in our historic buildings as well as safely have researchers in the archive office and time to clean in between guests.
For the safety of our community, following city, state and museum organizational guidance, all staff, volunteers, and visitors to the Danbury Museum are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth and practice social distancing while inside the building.
And that’s not all! Our summer read-along is up outside, featuring The Great Danbury Fair A-Z by Theresa Buzaid and we have a new outdoor walking tour of our historic buildings for visitors to enjoy 7 days a week.
While we won't be holding an indoor programs for the summer, look forward to announcements regarding BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) outdoor events in July and August.
If your community group has been meeting at the Danbury Museum we are happy to facilitate an outdoor meeting--you bring the chairs, we’ll provide the space, and even masks if you need them!
We will continue to communicate any further impacts to the Danbury Museum as a result of COVID-19. Our interest is to continue serving our community while maintaining the safety and health of our staff, volunteers, and public. We want, just as much as you do, a return to tours and programs inside our historic buildings. As we all work together to implement safety measures and get vaccinated, that seems a closer reality than ever!
In the meantime, as a reminder, the Danbury Museum has several social media platforms and has continued and will continue to supply a high volume of content over the next few months. If there are any changes to the museum schedule of reopening, they will be posted to social media and our museum website!
Please note: There is no photography or videography allowed on the sites operated by the Danbury Museum.
The Danbury Museum is happy to make arrangements for visitors to photograph and conduct videography, by appointment, inside our historic structures and, also by appointment, outside on museum grounds at the discretion of the Executive Director.
The Danbury Museum is a limited public forum, which means that visitors, volunteers and staff of the museum expect to have the right to visit and work at the museum undisturbed and in accordance with the purposes for which the museum was created and intended.
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In honor of their 170th anniversary, the Savings Bank of Danbury will sponsor Phase III of the rehabilitation of the Charles Ives Home, an important piece of Danbury and the Bank’s history.
“This project is only possible because the Savings Bank of Danbury chose to tell the story of their history through our Danbury Museum,” said Brigid Guertin, Executive Director of the Danbury Museum and Historical Society. “Their story is part of the history of Danbury and they continue to be a strong supporter and member of our community. The result of our efforts will be a world class destination that we can all be proud of.”
Read the full text of the press release HERE.