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. 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Like a native New Yorker who never went to the Statue of Liberty or an opera at the Met, I now live one town away in Connecticut and never went to visit the Marion Anderson Studio. After watching a PBS Special about her this week, this will change ASAP. What a beautiful woman inside and out, but nothing can compare to the voice that came out. Her rendition of Ava Maria gave me goosebumps!
  • I lived in CT for 8 yrs back . I had no idea (until I just watched on WHUT-Howard University Television)the world famous Marian Anderson(and architect husband, Orpheus H. “King” Fisher)had a home here. I would definitely had visited this museum. I’ll do that and post great pics.

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