Celebrating 75 Years!

"This homestead can ever be a reminder of the quality of our fathers lives. This building, was built to remind us that 'what is excellent is permanent.' This building was built, not for the opportune moment but for the years. You can see, this homestead was built for generation after generation."  - Aaron C. Coburn, headmaster of The Wooster School.

Please consider making a donation today in honor of our 75th anniversary -- Happy Birthday Danbury Museum! Your gift will help to establish an endowment fund so that The Danbury Museum may continue its mission for generations to come.

Thank you, as always, for your continued and generous support.

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OPENING JUNE 10, 2017 at The Danbury Museum!

The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call

Danbury's Role at Home and Abroad During World War I.

Sponsorship provided by 1 Kennedy Flats.

Where History Hangs Its Hat

Upcoming Programs & Exhibits

Check out all of the history and happenings at The Danbury Museum here.


Join us for a guided tour of the historic buildings located on our Main Street Campus. Tours are currently offered on Saturdays only.

Research & Archives

  A wealth of materials are housed in the archives at The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. 

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Your Home for Local History

Danbury History

Discover Danbury's rich and fascinating history from our founding to the present day.

Danbury Crowns Them All

Find out more about why Danbury was once known as:
"The Hat Capital of The World."

Educators Corner

The Educators Corner is a place for teachers to find ideas, materials, and links for presenting Danbury History to their students.

Charles Ives

Charles Ives, Danbury's native son, was a Pulitzer-prize winning composer often referred to as "The Father of Modern American Music." 

Marian Anderson

American contralto, the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera and one of the most celebrated voices of the twentieth century.  Marian Anderson made Danbury her home for over fifty years.

Danbury Fair

Explore The Great Danbury State Fair - one of the most popular Danbury-related history topics.

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.

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
Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Guided Tours of our historic properties
offered on Saturday only.

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

Sunday: Closed