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.

Admission is FREE though donations are gratefully accepted.

Upcoming Events at the Museum

Archives After Dark - August 25

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: 

DAWS Adoption Day - August 26

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

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

Museum Day Live! September 23

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is pleased to once again be a participating partner and featured venue for Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

The Danbury Museum will offer free tours of our historic buildings...The John & Mary Rider House (c.1785), The John Dodd Hat Shop (c.1790), The Little Red Schoolhouse and The Marian Anderson Studio on Saturday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Smithsonian magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live!

Also, be sure to stop by Huntington Hall to view our current exhibit commemorating World War I, entitled - The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call and browse the museum gift shop.

A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Visit for more info and your two free tickets.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone.

Present your Museum Day Live! ticket and gain free admission for two tours and see our current exhibit, "Toy Time: Playful Pieces at the Danbury Museum" - FOR ONE DAY ONLY!

We look forward to welcoming you to Danbury's home for local history!

Sell Your Old Gold Fundraiser

Sponsored by Friends of The Danbury Museum. For this particular 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!

You sell your items and a donation will be made in your name to The Danbury Museum & Historical Society AND
mention Brigid's name and receive an additional 15% on whatever you sell!

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.


History Hike

Archives After Dark

World War I Pot Luck Dinner

World War I Poetry Night


Mark your calendars for FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 for the museum's annual fundraising gala, THE HAT CITY BALL.

Upcoming Meetings

Fabric Friends Quilting Group meet Monday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Friends of the Danbury Museum  meet Thursday, September 7, at 4:00 p.m.

Danbury Mineralogical Society meets Thursday, Sept 7, at 7:00.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority Board Meeting, Thursday, September 14 at 8:00 a.m.

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


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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