Upcoming Events

Open Yale Course

This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years’ War to the aftermath of World War II. The period will be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. 

The course will run Fridays from 1pm - 2pm, beginning February 2 and ending on July 27.

For a full schedule of dates and locations, please visit The Danbury Library website.

Marian Anderson Tribute Concert

Western Connecticut State University voice students, together with pianist Andrew Gordon, will present a Marian Anderson tribute concert, replicating a concert that she presented in Czechoslovakia in 1931.  The wide range of repertoire will include songs and arias in Italian, English, and Czech, as well as several of her favorite spirituals.

Join us in our Marian Anderson studio on Saturday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. as we celebrate Ms Anderson's music. This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited to 50 people and is on a first come, first served basis. 

DAR April Event

Providing fresh historical perspectives on key features of children's lives, this program offers compelling information on colonial children – as well as Native American and slave children.


Sunday, April 29th, 2pm at the Danbury Museum in Huntington Hall. Tickets are $10 each, there will be light refreshments and a raffle. All proceeds benefit our chapter’s service projects for women’s issues, deployed soldiers, and local veterans.


Please make your reservation check out to Mary Wooster Chapter and mail to:

Mary Wooster Chapter

c/o Danbury Museum

43 Main Street

Danbury, CT 06810

Celebrate the Royal Wedding!

On Saturday, May 12, at 10:30 am, City Historian Brigid Guertin will speak about wedding history--focusing on the wedding of Victoria & Albert as well as the famous Tom Thumb wedding. FREE and open to the public, the event will be at the Danbury Library Farioly Room.


And then, on May 19, at 7 am, we'll be having a viewing party for the big event--Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle's wedding!  We'll be watching live, with Mimosas, cupcakes, and pastries. Hats, pearls, and finery encouraged! FREE and open to the public.

Coming in June!

Home Front: Growing Up During WWII

Home Front: A Memoir of Growing up During WWII  by CD Peterson

Author Talk and Discussion, Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2 pm.

Mr. Peterson’s presentation, accompanied by photos and music from the era, tells the true story of the turbulence confronting his American farm family during and post-World War II.   

An experienced narrator, he is among the last ones who personally experienced the scarcity of the depression, the fear and patriotism during World War II and the exuberance in that brief, post-war period when America felt safe and when the middle class was born.  

This event is FREE and open to the public and is co-sponsored with our partners at The Danbury Library. 

Prohibition: Hatters & Hooch in "Dry Danbury

Our big summer exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, June 9, 2018!

Summer Camp at the Danbury Museum

Cursive Camp, August 20-24, 2018

Learn to read and write cursive and explore the art of letter writing! Campers will learn the strokes and techniques needed to write in cursive.


Camp is $75 per child for the week and camp runs from 

9:00 am to 11:30 each day. All supplies are provided. 


Camp registration forms are available for download below. 

Fiber Arts Camp August 27-31, 2018

Learn a variety of needlework skills during this fun week! Campers will be introduced to sewing and quilting, knitting and crocheting, and weaving. 


Camp is $75 per child for the week and the camp runs from 

9:00 am to 11:30 each day. All supplies are provided.


Camp registration forms are available for download below. 

2018 Summer Camp Registration Forms

DMHSA Summer Camp 2018 Registration (pdf)

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spring 2018 calendar of events

You won't want to miss the events we have scheduled this spring!

Spring 2018 Calendar of Events (jpg)

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Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your Calendars!

Fabric Friends Quilting Group meet Monday, May 7, at 5:00 p.m.


Friends of The Danbury Museum meet Thursday, May 3, at 4 p.m. 

(Note: this is our annual meeting and election of officers will be taking place at this meeting.)


Danbury Mineralogical Society meet Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m.


Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority Board Meeting, Thursday, May 10, 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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