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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
Learn more about our founding and our mission here at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kindly schedule research appointments in advance so
we can prepare for your visit.