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The Danbury Museum is located at 43 Main Street in Danbury, Connecticut.
Our campus has 4 historic buildings, an exhibit hall with a research library/archive, and we represent more than 300 years of history.
We offer guided tours of the 4 historic buildings on our campus and of the Charles Ives Birthplace Friday and Saturday, booked via Eventbrite. (Advance registration is appreciated.) Additionally, we facilitate onsite staff-assisted research appointments Wednesday through Saturday, and those appointments must be booked in advance as well.
Please note that the main level of the John & Mary Rider House is wheelchair accessible. The Marian Anderson Studio is also wheelchair accessible as are the research library/archive and exhibit space in Huntington Hall.
Open year round, the gardens at the Danbury Museum are beautiful in every season. The Danbury Garden Club Civic Committee plans, plants, and cares for the museum gardens--a true oasis from the bustle of Main Street.
American photographer Dorothea Lange said, “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Our community is fortunate to have had so many photographers, both professional and amateur, who have captured daily life, fading vistas, and historic moments.
The genesis for this exhibit was the extraordinary quality of the museum’s photographic collection, and how rarely we get to show off some of the sub-collections. As museum staff began to select photos, we also realized this was a perfect opportunity to share with the public the hows, why, whens, and wheres of how we look at these images. From early “photoshopping” (hand-tinting and retouching ) to the clues (and sometimes erroneous info) on the reverse sides of photos, we’re pleased to share this process with you.
We invite you to really look at the photos and see the people, places, and moments that have been captured; each an instant in Danbury’s more than 300 years of history, images of a place and time.
Our third "extra" online portion of the exhibit is up on the Exhibit Extras page, featuring a really special series of photos from 1924.