Danbury Museum & Historical Society

43 Main Street

Danbury, Connecticut 06810 

Exhibit hall and archives open 

Tuesday through Saturday, 

10 am to 4 pm.

Spring Raffle fund-raiser

Sponsored by the Friends of the Danbury Museum to benefit the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

 Today could be YOUR lucky day! The Friends of the Danbury Museum are holding a raffle fund-raiser this spring for $4,000 in total prizes. We are only selling 300 tickets so there’s a 1 in 300 chance for you to win $2500, $1000, or $ 500. 

Tickets are $50 and available Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4, at the Danbury Museum; online via PayPal (below); or from members of The Friends of the Danbury Museum. The winner will be drawn on Saturday, June 9, at 11 am—you don’t need to be present to win! 

As a special bonus, if you purchase a raffle ticket, you will become a member of the 

Friends of the Danbury Museum.

Get yours today and GOOD LUCK! 

Buy Your Raffle Tickets!

If you are purchasing raffle tickets here via PayPal, include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email. The Friends of the Danbury Museum will send your tickets to you via the US Mail. Please be sure that your ticket purchases are in $50 increments.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Celebrating Marian Anderson

On Easter Sunday in 1939, more than 75,000 people crowded into The Mall around the  Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to hear contralto Marian Anderson give a free, open-air concert. 

Each year in April we commemorate Ms Anderson's historic performance. This year, the Danbury Museum is pleased to showcase the talents of WCSU School of Visual & Performing Arts students who will be performing some of Ms Anderson's music from that day.

Join us in our Marian Anderson studio on Saturday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. as we celebrate Ms Anderson's music. This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited to 50 people and is on a first come, first served basis. 

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. 



Drop us a line!