A Very special evening



An immersive dining experience into Danbury’s rich immigrant history

In benefit of and co-hosted by: Danbury Museum & Historical Society and The New American Dream Foundation.

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, immerse yourself in Danbury’s rich immigrant history in a special evening co-hosted by Danbury Museum & Historical Society and The New American Dream Foundation. Featuring short film premiere, historic tour, 3-course dinner and panel discussion held at Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810.


6:00 PM - “On Their Shoulders” - Premier of the short film “On Their Shoulders - Danbury’s Rich Immigrant History” commissioned by the New American Dream Foundation, directed and produced by Rmedia, in collaboration with the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

6:30 PM- “In Their Shoes” - Tour of The John & Mary Rider House, built circa 1785 during Danbury's post-Revolutionary War period, and the Dodd House, built by John Dodd circa 1790 featuring an exhibit dedicated to the hatting industry in Danbury. 

7:00 PM - Followed by 3-course Fall inspired dinner by Two Steps Down Grille (including unlimited soft drinks, and 1 glass of wine per guest), and panel discussion with film makers and cast moderated by Emanuela Palmares.

Tickets are $45.00 per person (limited to 50 guests) for tickets, click the PayPal link below or call 203.730.0457. 

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The #CursiveConversation

Cursive Camp, for Grown-Ups!

"There is something magical about putting pen to paper, watching a thought that originated in the synapses of the brain flow through a chain of being that ends with indelible ink. I hope it is ever thus." --Dan Rather, commenting on the Washington Post article featuring our Cursive Camp.

We are excited to offer a special grown-up twist on our popular Cursive Camp, Cocktails & Cursive. Join us on Fridays, October 19 and November 16, from 5-7 pm. We'll have an adult beverage and then get started refreshing, practicing, and learning cursive. There is a different focus each night, so you'll want to attend both evenings.

The classes will be taught by Kathy Johnson who also conducts our summer camp. We'll be sure your I is dotted and your T is crossed and you'll leave with a fun new skill set just in time to sign and hand-address all your holiday cards. 

$20 per adult, per session. 

Register by calling 203-743-5200 or stop by the museum to sign up. Pre-registration is required so that we have supplies for everyone. 

October is Family History Month!

Join the Danbury Museum & Danbury Library all during October as we partner on a number of events for Family History Month. Check the Library and Museum calendars and don't forget to register at Danbury Library. All programs are FREE and open to the public!

On exhibit in huntington hall

PROHIBITION: Hatters & Hooch in "Dry" Danbury

 "Prohibition has made nothing but trouble."

-- Al Capone

"I am a temperance Republican down to my toes."

-- Billy Sunday

Prohibition was the end result of nearly a century of activism and protest. Although it was nobly intended to better the lives of Americans and protect society from the devastation of alcohol abuse, it had the unintended consequences of turning law-abiding citizens into criminals, making a mockery of our justice system, and permitting government officials to skirt and even break the law. With Prohibition in place, but unevenly enforced, one observer noted, America had hardly freed itself from the scourge of alcohol abuse – instead, the "drys" had their law, while the "wets" had their liquor.

The story of Prohibition's rise and fall goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, and speakeasies, revealing a complicated and divided nation in the process of major transformation. Prohibition: Hatters & Hooch in “Dry” Danbury  will explore this fascinating era—the intersection of temperance, prohibition, suffrage, and immigration—from a variety of angles. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 9th and will continue through Saturday, November 10.

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your Calendars!

Fabric Friends Quilting Group meet Monday, November 5, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Friends of The Danbury Museum meet Thursday, November 8, at 4 p.m. 

Danbury Mineralogical Society meet here Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority Board Meeting, Thursday, November 15, at 5:00 p.m.

Please note that all meetings are held in Huntington Hall.  Click here to learn more about these groups and other DMHS partner organizations.


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