Current Exhibit

The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call

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

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm through Armistice Day, Saturday, 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.

Admission is FREE!


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 Registration

Holiday Shoppe Vendor Form 2017 (pdf)


Upcoming Events at the Museum

Archives After Dark


October 13th's Archives After Dark has been rescheduled for Friday, November 17th. We're sorry for any inconvenience and we'll look forward to seeing you in November!

Join us in the archives for a late night search & research session in the archives of The Danbury Museum from 7 to 10 p.m.

Please RSVP to and let us know your topic of interest so that materials can be pulled in advance.

Sell Your Old Gold Fundraiser

October 19, 20 & 21

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Sponsored by Friends of The Danbury Museum. For this museum fundraiser, your checkbook stays at home and YOU go home with a check in your pocket.

Bring in your:
Broken Gold Chains and Bracelets
Single Earrings (Half Pairs)
Old School Rings
Rings with Missing Stones
Old boyfriend/girlfriend gifts
Jewelry you never wear
Gold, non-working watches
Yes, even dental gold.
Sterling silver jewelry, flatware, hollowware
Platinum and Palladium

Join us for the Friends of The Danbury Museum's annual "Sell Your Old Gold" Fundraiser!

Our good friend, Bob the gold man, will buy your "old gold" and hand you a check. Then, after the refining process, 60% of the profits will be donated, in your name, to the FRIENDS OF THE DANBURY MUSEUM. 


  • November 4th:  World War I Pot Luck Dinner using actual WWI recipes! 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. FREE, pre-registration is required.
  • November 10th:  World War I Poetry Night; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. FREE & open to public.
  • November 25 through December 23rd: 10th Annual Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair.
  • December 2: A NEW Holiday Tradition...TEA in the Marian Anderson Studio with seatings at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Open to the public.  Pre-registration is required. (Suggested donation, $5.)

To pre-register for any of our events please call 203.743.5200 or email

Fall for Local History!

An exciting partnership with The Danbury Library!

Your Danbury Library card is your passport to the past at the Danbury Museum every Saturday through December 16th!

Fall for hometown history and show us your up-to-date Danbury Library card for FREE tours of the museum’s historic buildings every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you want to take advantage of this offer but don't have a library card, stop in at the Danbury Library and they'll get you all set!

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 for the museum's 4th annual THE HAT CITY BALL sponsored by The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

Upcoming Meetings

Fabric Friends Quilting Group meet Monday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m.

Friends of The Danbury Museum meet Thursday, November 2 at 4 p.m.

Danbury Mineralogical Society meet Thursday, November 2

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority Board Meeting, Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 a.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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