Due to Covid-19 Concerns, the Museum is temporarily closed.
Welcome Home Whaleboat Middlesex!
Thank You Darien Foundation for Supporting Our Town's History

                                 Photo: Katharine Calderwood
After a long and tempest-tossed journey, the Whaleboat Middlesex has returned home to safe harbor, helping us to make the town's Revolutionary history come to life! Watch the promotional video here!

The newly refurbished Whaleboat returned recently to the Society after a year-long restoration project. Thanks to a generous $14,000 grant from the The Darien Foundation the boat will be featured around town to help us promote Darien's fascinating history! 

Watch our video for the full story. Please donate to our Whaleboat Middlesex Education Project! 
Making History Together

Bringing History Home — A Call for Local History Makers  
Do you have photos, videos or artifacts that illustrate daily life during the Covid 19 crisis? 

Send them to us and we'll share your impressions, and also eventually store them in the Museum's digital archive. 

Email photos, journal entries, videos and drawings to info@darienhistorical.org. Photo credit: Darien Times

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  • June 2 | Darien 1820 — New Town, New Times What was it like to live in Darien 200 years ago? As the town celebrates its 200th birthday it’s an opportune time to ask the question. A new commemorative ...
    Posted by Margaret McIntire
  • April 21 | Bringing History Home As part of a new "Bringing Home History" project, the Darien Historical Society is bringing its historical treasures to your home with new a new Virtual Tour series "Our Favorite ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2020, 11:25 AM by Margaret McIntire
  • April 7 | Virtual Tour: A Few of Our Favorite Things Take a virtual tour with Maggie McIntire, director of the Darien Historical Society, as she talks about some of her favorite items in the museum! Click here for the video
    Posted Apr 7, 2020, 9:45 AM by Margaret McIntire
  • March 29, 2020 | Lecture | Farm, Family & Faith Postponed  — Join Tom Kelleher, historian and curator at Old Sturbridge Village, at the Darien Historical Society's Bates Scofield Homestead, 45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien at 3:00 p ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2020, 8:01 AM by Margaret McIntire
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