Our Latest Exhibit!

The Gilded Age | October 4 — January 22

The Industrial Revolution ushered in a new era, creating unprecedented wealth for business tycoons, and setting high standards for etiquette and fashion.

Our latest fashion exhibit, Curated by Babs White, showcases the treasures in our collection from the period that Mark Twain famously dubbed "The Gilded Age."
The Oct. 23 Luncheon with the Curator is FULL! Call us at 203.655.9233 to reserve a space for the Nov. 7 Luncheon, or to schedule a private Curator's Luncheon for 15 to 25 people.
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In 2020 Darien will celebrate its 200th Birthday!

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 Upcoming Programs

  • 2019 Annual Meeting — Darien in 1820 The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Darien Historical Society will be held on Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m. and will feature the talk DARIEN 1820. Next year, the ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2019, 1:33 PM by Margaret McIntire
  • October 27, 2019 | Story Time | A Historical Halloween: Vampires in New England In 1990, two young boys playing in a Connecticut quarry made a startling discovery, which led to an even more frightening revelation — evidence of a vampire scare in early New ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2019, 12:44 PM by Margaret McIntire
  • October 4, 2019 | Champagne Reception | How the Industrial Revolution Created the Gilded Age Fashion from the era that Mark Twain famously dubbed “The Gilded Age” will be the focus of our upcoming exhibition showcasing extravagant gowns from an era synonymous with unabashed wealth ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2019, 9:38 AM by Darien Historical News
  • May 16, 2019 | Meet the Author | Christopher Wigren Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places Our state boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in New England, from colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished 19th-century ...
    Posted May 3, 2019, 11:23 AM by Darien Historical News
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 In the News

DatePress Releases & Newsletters
October 11, 2019 Vampires In New England 
October 10, 2019 Horizon Foundation Awards Society Grant 
October 4, 2019 Gilded Age Opens Tonight! 
April 24, 2019 The Whaleboat Middlesex 
March 4, 2019 Sponsor Over Here 
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