Exhibits & Upcoming Events


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Current Exhibit - ART from the INSIDE

A Collections, Community & Conversations exhibit featuring the artwork of Danbury Federal Correctional Institution inmates.
Admission is FREE.
Open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
THIS EXHIBIT has been EXTENDED through MARCH 25th!

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Donations to FCI art projects

The Federal Correctional Institute inmates are working on community service projects -- making stuffed animals, quilling projects, and crocheted items to give to less fortunate children and cancer patients. Donations of materials for the projects are gratefully accepted.

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Items Needed Include

Stuffing (for toys), yarn, oil paint, Elmer's glue, animal eyes (child proof), crochet hooks, crochet pattern books (for small items such as animals and gloves), needlepoint thread, tapestry needles, etc.
Donations can be left at the Danbury Museum through March 18. Thank you!

Upcoming Events


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The Civil War & Reconstruction Era

A Yale Open Courses video seminar series sponsored by: The Danbury Museum & Historical Society and The Danbury Library. This series explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877 and is presented by historian, author and Yale University Professor David W. Blight. Programs will alternate between the Danbury Library and the Danbury Museum. Click here for full schedule and program description.

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Creating the Look: Rev War Costume Class

Creating the Look:
Rev War Era Women’s Costuming Class

PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGES BELOW DUE TO WEATHER
Tuesday, March 21st
Wednesday, March 29th

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by Fran Hendrickson.
Learn how to make the basic outfit from the period--jacket, petticoat, and cap. Designed for historic house museum docents and re-enactors, but all are welcome.
$20.00 per session. 
Call 203.743.5200 to register.
Class size limited to 6.
A materials list will be provided.

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Archives After Dark

Friday, April 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

We invite you to explore the archives of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Browse newspaper microfilm, local history subject files, historic photos, family surname files and other research library collections.
Pose questions, conduct research, get guidance and have FUN at this late night search and research session.

Join Executive Director and City Historian Brigid Guertin, Research Specialist Diane Hassan and Collections Manager Michele Amundsen from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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 research@danburymuseum.org to register.

A Revolutionary Weekend!


In Recognition of the 240th Anniversary of the British Raid on Danbury - April 26, 1777

Join us for a number of free programs this weekend that inform and explore Danbury's history during The Revolutionary War.

Thursday, April 20th

Join Eric Chandler for his program, Connecticut During the Revolutionary War - Provision State & Arsenal of the Revolution

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Free and open to the public

This lecture presentation and Q&A reviews the importance of Connecticut and those whose actions proved significant during the eight years of conflict. Grab your cocked hat and buckled shoes, your quill pen and paper for a visit to Connecticut's revolutionary past.

Thanks to our friends from The Danbury Library for co-sponsoring this event.

Eric Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and both mounted and dismounted dragoons.

Friday, April 21st

You're invited to join us for Archives After Dark - a late night search & research session in the archives of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Would you like to learn more about Danbury's Revolutionary War history?  Searching for your Rev War roots?

Browse newspaper microfilm, local history subject files, historic photos, family surname files and other research library collections. Pose questions, conduct research, get guidance and have FUN at this late night search and research session.

Join Executive Director and City Historian Brigid Guertin, Research Specialist Diane Hassan and Collections Manager Michele Amundsen from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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: research@danburymuseum.org

Saturday, April 22nd

Enjoy FREE tours of the historic buildings on our Main Street campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Visit and learn about local history!

Join us from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for Cocktails & Conversation as we discuss and discover, Why Danbury?  Presented by DMHS Board Member, Robert Young, you'll learn more about Danbury's role as a supply depot for the Continental Army. This gathering is FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, April 23rd

A fundraising event brought to you by and for the benefit of The Mary Wooster Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution.

The Not-So-Good-Life of the Colonial Goodwife. It's not about spinning wheels and quilting bees. A funny, frank and interactive presentation about little-known issues faced by New England's colonial women. Presented by Velya Janz-Urban, this program reveals what life was really like as these women dealt with sex, birth control, childbirth, sickness, medicine and cooking.

Admission is $10 per person and this event is open to the public. Program begins at 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments, raffle and Q&A are part of this afternoon gathering as well.

RSVP requested. Make your check payable to:
Mary Wooster Chapter, CTDAR and mail to:
c/o DMHSA
43 Main St.
Danbury, CT 06810

Coming Summer 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.

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Upcoming Meetings

Fabric Friends Quilting Group meet Monday, April 3, at 5:00.

Friends of the Danbury Museum meet Thursday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.

Danbury Mineralogical Society meets Thursday, April 6, at 6:30.


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

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