Kids Summer Camps

Cursive Camp

Learn to read and write cursive and explore the art of letter writing.  

Cursive comes from the past participle of the Latin word currere, which means "to run." In cursive handwriting, the letters all run into one another and the hand runs across the page, never lifting between letters.

Calligraphy Camp

Calligraphy is the art of decorative handwriting and lettering.  For this fun program, where you'll get familiar with the instruments of calligraphy -- the calligrapher's pen (felt-tip), the template sheet, and calligraphy paper. You'll learn the technique of two of the calligraphic alphabets and learn to develop a style all your own! With a little practice to gain some skill, you'll  create some colorful works of art... including your own greeting cards!

Cartography Camp

Join us for a week-long exploration of the art of mapmaking! We'll explain and explore the skills needed to recreate historic maps and learn how modern mapping is used in our community today!  This camp will include several off site walking excursions as we map Main Street locals and visit cartography in action at the Danbury Fire Department.

June 26 - June 30

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Open to kids entering Grade 1 to entering Grade 8.

Cost: $25 per camper. All supplies provided.

This camp limited to 50 participants.


July 24 - July 28

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Open to kids entering Grade 1 to entering Grade 8.

Cost: $25 per camper. All supplies provided.

This camp limited to 50 participants.


August 14 - August 18

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Open to kids entering Grade 1 to entering Grade 8.

Cost: $25 per camper. All supplies provided.

This camp limited to 50 participants.


Summer Camp Registration Forms Here

We've had a GREAT RESPONSE for our Cursive, Calligraphy, & Cartography Summer Camps at the museum! 

Remember...SPACE IS LIMITED!

If registering your child(ren) is on your "to-do list", please print and mail ALL required forms with your payment today!

Current Exhibit

The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call

This exhibit focuses Danbury's contributions at home and abroad during World War I.

Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Armistice Day, November 11, 2017.

View artifacts and imagery, search the 1917 CT Military Census for your ancestor, craft a poppy and honor our hometown heroes as you learn about local history.

Thanks to 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy's Fuels for their generous sponsorship.

Summer Fun at the Museum

Free Film Friday - June 16

Join us at 2 p.m. for a free screening of Wings, winner of the 1929 Oscar for Best Picture!  Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
Starring Gary Cooper and Clara Bow.  

Cursive, Calligraphy, & Cartography Camps

We're hosting several weeks of fun & educational summer camps for kids!


Archives After Dark - July 14

Join us from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for an after-hours search & research session in the archives.

Find out more for your WWI ancestor, explore Danbury & World War I history topics, or any other subject you'd like.

Free admission.
Advance registration is appreciated.
If there is a particular topic you'd like to explore, please let us know so we can pull materials in advance!
Email: research@danburymuseum.org 

Free Film Friday - July 21

Join us at 2 p.m. for a free screening of The African Queen directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart (winner of the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1952) and Katherine Hepburn.

In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. 

Free Film Friday - August 18

Join us at 2 p.m.for a free screening of  War Horse...Stephen Spielberg's 2011 film that earned 6 Academy Award Nominations and winner of the Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year.

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. 

Pets for Patriots - August 26

We're pleased to be partnering with DAWS & Pets for Patriots to host an adoption day at the Danbury Museum...in honor of our service men, women and the animals who assist them.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More details to come.

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Upcoming Meetings

Friends of the Danbury Museum meet Thursday, July 6, at 4:00 p.m.

Danbury Mineralogical Society meets Thursday, July 6, at 7:00.

Fabric Friends Quilting Group meet Monday, July 10, at 5:00.



Please note that all meetings are held in Huntington Hall. Learn more about these groups.

2017 HOLIDAY SHOPPE

Calling All Crafters & Vendors!

Looking for a space to sell your products and crafts during the holiday season?

The Danbury Museum's Annual Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair will be held

November 25 through December 23, 2017. 

For more details and vendor registration forms, please click on the downloadable form link below.

2017 Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair Forms

Click on a file to download.

2017 Holiday Shoppe Vendor Info and Form (pdf)

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