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

Deadline to register is Friday, June 16, 2017. Please print and mail ALL required forms with your payment today!

It's School Program Season!

Danbury Public School 3rd Graders to Visit The Museum

We're getting excited to welcome Danbury Public School 3rd grade students and staff for our annual field trip season. We love sharing early Danbury history with young people!

Field trips happen at our Main Street campus May 9 through June 9th at The Danbury Museum.

A Follow Up to Offsite Visits to Every 3rd Grade Classroom

Executive Director and City Historian Brigid Guertin visited each elementary school recently to share shared a multimedia presentation that included vintage photos of Danbury and an introduction to Danbury’s rich architectural history to every third grade student.


Memorial Day Open House

Join us for our Pre-Parade Open House on Monday, May 29, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Visit the historic buildings located at our campus at 43 Main Street while you wait for the parade to start! 

The John & Mary Rider House (c.1785), The John Dodd Hat Shop (c 1790), The Marian Anderson Studio & The Little Red Schoolhouse will be open to the public.

Opens June 10, 2017

The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call

Our next major exhibit at The Danbury Museum focuses on World War I and Danbury's contributions at home and abroad.

Watch this space for special programs happening all summer long; many in cooperation with our friends from The Danbury Public Library!

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

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Upcoming Meetings

Friends of the Danbury Museum meet Thursday, June 1, at 4:00 p.m.

Danbury Mineralogical Society meet Thursday, June 1, at 7:00.

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



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

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