With Gratitude

Our Sincere Thanks

We are grateful to the sponsors, advertisers, donors, and guests of the 4th annual Hat City Ball for their loyal and continued support of the mission of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. 


The Amber Room Colonnade

Atlantic Restaurant

Berkshire Corporate Park

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Cramer & Anderson, LLP

Friends of Tarrywile Park

M&T Bank

Non-Profit Development Corporation of Danbury

People's United Bank

Putnam Automotive

Putnam Self-Storage

Savings Bank of Danbury

Union Savings Bank

Webster Bank

Winters Bros


CT Institute for Communities, Earthmovers, The Hawley Companies, Norbert E. Mitchell Co., Inc., Mulvaney Mechanical, Inc., Omaha Beef, Pour Me, Rose & Kiernan, Seventy2Architects, Stew Leonard's.

Were you SEEN at the Hat City Ball? Check out our Hat City Ball page for photographs of a most wonderful evening!

SAVE THE DATE! We'll see you at the 2019 Hat City Ball on Friday, January 25!

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.

Subscribe to our Email Newsletter

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!