Danbury Museum & Historical Society, Danbury

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The Danbury Museum and Historical Society is a private museum located in Danbury, Connecticut, the purpose of which is to acquire, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the heritage of the greater Danbury area for education, information, and research. The main campus of the museum is located on 43 Main Street. It is home to five historic buildings: Huntington Hall, the 1785 Rider House, the 1790 John Dodd Hat Shop, the Little Red Schoolhouse, and the Marian Anderson Studio. The Museum also owned and maintained a sixth building: the Charles Ives Birthplace, located on Mountainville Avenue. The Ives birthplace was sold to a private bidder in 2012. Its legal name is the Danbury Scott Fanton Museum and Historical Society, Inc.

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  • Very nice place to research local history. They have done an excellent job to make the museum attractive and informative.  more »
  • This was certainly one of the most interesting tours I’ve done lately. Learning about how things were done 2 centuries ago was somewhat appalling yet admirable. There were four houses (structures...  more »
  • Nice museum of local Danbury history. Beautiful garden.
  • Nice day showed up a bit late ....but did get to see a couple houses. Really enjoyed the original architecture.

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