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As of October 15, 2021, the City of Danbury has rescinded the indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals. We are asking visitors and volunteers to join the museum staff in voluntary masking to protect the unvaccinated children, more vulnerable adults, and immunocompromised staff, visitors, and researchers. Thank you!
We're so looking forward to welcoming researchers back to the Danbury Museum! ALL research must be scheduled 48 hours in advance to allow us to gather items for your visit and assure that we are safely accommodating as many of you as possible.
At this time, we can only accommodate one researcher per scheduled appointment, so please plan accordingly.
Research appointments are available Wednesday through Saturday, at 1pm. Each appointment is two hours in length.
Research appointments are FREE, but need to be booked in advance.
Guided tours of the four historic buildings on our 43 Main Street campus are available to book online. These tours are $10, but must be booked 24 hours in advance, and are available Friday and Saturday at 1pm.
Buildings included are the John & Mary Rider House, the John Dodd Hat Shop, the Little Red School House and the Marian Anderson Studio.
Just passing through? Even if you don't have time to book a guided tour in advance, we have FREE fun options that do not require advance booking.
The Fair That John Built exhibit is up in Huntington Hall and is FREE (and the building is air conditioned!) and available between 12 and 4, Wednesday through Saturday.
Learn about Danbury History and the 4 historic buildings on our museum campus by taking a walking tour using your smartphone and the QR codes we have near each building.
There is also a Danbury Fair themed read-along in the gardens behind Huntington Hall. Stay tuned--there will be more outdoor exhibits as the summer progresses!
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.