Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street

Danbury, CT 06810


Exhibit hall/archives open Tues thru Sat, 10 to 4. 

Tours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 3.

Thanks to you...

The FDMHSA Spring Raffle Was a Success!

The FDMHSA Spring Raffle concluded on Saturday, June 9, and the three winners have been contacted. The Friends of the Danbury Museum want to thank everyone who bought tickets and took a chance at winning one of our cash prizes--and we hope you'll try again next year! We appreciate the continued support of YOUR home for Danbury history. 


Summer exhibit

PROHIBITION: Hatters & Hooch in "Dry" Danbury

 "Prohibition has made nothing but trouble."

-- Al Capone

"I am a temperance Republican down to my toes."

-- Billy Sunday


Prohibition was the end result of nearly a century of activism and protest. Although it was nobly intended to better the lives of Americans and protect society from the devastation of alcohol abuse, it had the unintended consequences of turning law-abiding citizens into criminals, making a mockery of our justice system, and permitting government officials to skirt and even break the law. With Prohibition in place, but unevenly enforced, one observer noted, America had hardly freed itself from the scourge of alcohol abuse – instead, the "drys" had their law, while the "wets" had their liquor.


The story of Prohibition's rise and fall goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, and speakeasies, revealing a complicated and divided nation in the process of major transformation. Prohibition: Hatters & Hooch in “Dry” Danbury  will explore this fascinating era—the intersection of temperance, prohibition, suffrage, and immigration—from a variety of angles. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 9th and will continue through Saturday, November 10.

4th of July Schedule

Danbury Museum Holiday Hours

The Danbury Museum will be open on Saturday, June 30, for tours (10 am-3 pm) and to view our Prohibition exhibit (10 am-4 pm). We will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday July 1-4, and will re-open with regular hours on July 5. 

2017 Danbury Museum by the Numbers

As 2018 begins and we near the completion of our 75th year this April, we look back with pride at what we have accomplished in 2017, and we look forward to what we can do in the coming year with your continued support.  


We're proud to be the stewards of Danbury's past, holding it in trust for Danbury's future.

2017 Danbury Museum by the Numbers (pdf)

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Where History Hangs Its Hat

Tours

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. 

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.


Internships

The museum provides internships and volunteer opportunities for college students. 

Rentals

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

203.743.5200

Hours

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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