A photo of The Morgan Sisters at the family homestead as it appears in the book, "Thomas Solley and His Descendants: The Story of a Hunt for an Ancestor" by George Willis Solley and published by Edward Jucket Morgan in 1911

Flora & Laura Morgan’s Quirky Crazy Quilt

It felt rather strange to me; outlining my thoughts and the history of a quilt on the first day of summer and in anticipation of the opening of Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury History.
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COLLECTIONS, COMMUNITY & CONVERSATION – New exhibit at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society

Collections, Community & Conversation The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Winter Exhibit January 18, 2014 through March 22, 2014 Open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.
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“There Was Circus in the Air”

A Bit of Background Danbury has always been well acquainted with the circus. In fact, the town was home to several early pioneers of the American circus, namely Aaron Turner. Turner, the proprietor of

Danbury’s Model Citizen

One day, in the late 1920s, artist Paul J. Meylan walked into Meeker’s Hardware on White Street in search of a stove.  What he found instead was inspiration. After a nationwide search, Meylan spotted
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A Daring Driver & The Danbury Fair

The Danbury Evening News , Monday, October 11, 1909 boasted, “A total of 61,414 people attended the Danbury Fair last week, figures that have been exceeded but once since the Fair was established

A Chinese Dragon and an Alligator Boy

I was a high school senior when the last Danbury Fair took place in 1981.  I remember  feeling a sadness, like many others, that attending that final fair was historic in some way.  I was just sixteen
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The Great Danbury State Fair & Early 20th Century Outdoor Advertising

In remembrance of The Great Danbury State Fair, and given all of the nostalgia that surrounds it, I thought I’d spotlight some early newspaper accounts, from days gone by, both before and during Fair

DMHS to host ‘in the heART of winter'; an Accessible Art 2013 exhibit

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society’s ‘in the heART of winter’ art exhibit opens on Saturday, January 26th from 4pm to 6pm, with an artist reception in Huntington Hall, located at 43 Main
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