Hat City Ball 2018

Shhhh...It's a Speakeasy!

You will not want to miss the Danbury Museum's 4th annual Hat City Ball on Friday, January 26th, 2018! This year, the Ball has a speakeasy theme and we'll be featuring fun new activities like a wine pull and a "Prohibition Prize Pull." 

The Hat City Ball, the museum's major fund-raiser, is sponsored by The Friends of the Danbury Museum. The money raised at the Ball benefits the Danbury Museum & Historical Society and helps us to support our mission of acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting Danbury's past.

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

Can't come to the Ball, but you'd still like to support the museum's efforts? Consider an advertisement for your business or a donation to our auction. All the details and opportunities are located on our Hat City Ball page. 

Upcoming Events

Shop Local this Holiday Season!

Support local and greater-Danbury area small businesses 

at the 10th Annual Danbury Museum and Historical Society 

Holiday Shoppe and Artisan Craft Fair! 

The Holiday Shoppe is open Monday - Saturday, 

10 am till 4 pm, 

from November 25 through December 23, 2017. 

Find one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for everyone 

on your list and support local artisans with your purchases.

"The Life & Times of the Great Danbury Fair" book signing, Saturday, December 16.

The perfect gift for Danburians near and far this holiday season! Author Jack Stetson will be doing a book signing from

12- 3 on Saturday, December 16th at the museum. Stop in,

purchase your books and have them signed by the author. 

Sip & Shop, December 21

Calling all you last-minute shoppers! Come in for a glass of wine and some after-hours shopping in our Holiday Shoppe. Thursday, December 21, from 5 - 8 pm. 

Community, Collections & Conversation Exhibit

Our annual Community, Collections & Conversation exhibits will open on Saturday, January 20! This year it will be devoted to the Civil War and items from the re-enactors of the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.

Double Your Donation!

#GivingTuesday Match Extended

Thank you SO much to all of you who came forward to help us with our matching goal for #GivingTuesday! 

We didn’t meet our goal, but our anonymous donor was so impressed with your generosity, they’ve offered to extend the matching period till the end of the year.  

So any gifts to the Friends of the Danbury Museum will be effectively doubled (up to the $2500 total) till December 31st! 

We are grateful for your continued support of the work of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. 

P.S. These donations are a perfect gift for the history lover in your life!


Thank you for your continued support of Danbury’s Home for Local History! 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Where History Hangs Its Hat


Join us for a guided tour of the historic buildings located on our Main Street Campus. 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays only.

Pay a visit to your home for local history!

Research & Archives

 A wealth of materials

are housed in the archives at The 

Danbury Museum & Historical Society. 

We recommend scheduling 

a research visit in advance. 

Learn more about  our archives.

Learn more about Danbury's History, 

Charles Ives, Marian Anderson, 

and The Danbury Fair. 

Museum News

Fall for Local History

We're pleased to announce an exciting partnership with The Danbury Library!

All this autumn your Danbury Library card is your passport to the future as well as the past.

Show us your up-to-date Danbury Library card for FREE tours of the museum’s historic buildings every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through December 16th.

Mark Your Calendars!

2018 Summer Camps 

at The Danbury Museum

CURSIVE CAMP - June 25-29

FIBER ARTS CAMP - July 16-20

GET TO KNOW DANBURY - August 13-17

About Us

A Brief History of the Museum

Learn more about our founding and our mission here at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

Our Staff and Board Members

Meet our Staff, Board of Trustees, and Friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority Board Members. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the museum.

Museum Gift Shop

Our gift shop features many Danbury themed items, history-related publications, apparel and more.


The museum provides internships and volunteer opportunities for college students. 


Rent our historic property for your event, meeting or special gathering. You'll find rates and information here.

Memberships & Donations

Become a member of the Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society and help to preserve our history. The museum also gratefully accepts donations of Danbury-related items for our archives and collections.

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We Look Forward to Welcoming You to the Museum!

43 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810, United States



Our office, exhibit space, and archives are open
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Guided tours of our historic buildings take place Saturdays ONLY from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday: Closed 

Monday: Closed


Kindly schedule research appointments in advance so
we can prepare for your visit. 



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