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How The Industrial Age Created 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."
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In 2020 Darien will celebrate its 200th Birthday!

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 Upcoming programs

  • 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 Sep 13, 2019, 10:22 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
  • May 18, 2019 | Display & Reading | Ambulance 255: Spirit of the American Volunteer We will have a 1916 Ambulance outside the Society starting at 11 a.m., and at 2 p.m. there will be a dramatic reading from letters of WWI ambulance ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2019, 8:20 AM by Darien Historical News
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