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. 

Special Research Announcement

Research Services Unavailable 1/21-1/29

As we put all of our efforts into our major fund-raiser, The Hat City Ball on January 26, we will not be able to accommodate research visits or requests the week prior to the event. We will look forward to helping you with your inquiries starting again on January 30, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.


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 has generously agreed to still make the $2500 contribution and thanks to your contributions, it's grown to a $3700 donation!

We are grateful for your continued support of the mission of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society and thank you for helping us to start off 2018 in such a great way! 

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)


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. 

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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