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

  • October 27, 2019 | Lecture | Vampires of 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 26, 2019, 1:08 PM by Julie Johnston
  • November 17, 2019 | Exhibition & Talk | Shards of History Norwalk Pottery Display A spittoon, beer bottle and milk pan are part of a unique collection of Norwalk Pottery items featured in the exhibition “Shards of History” at the Darien Historical Society. The ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2019, 1:07 PM by Julie Johnston
  • October 29, 2019 | Story Time | Spooky Stories to Tell in the Dark Are you afraid of the dark? Join librarians from the Darien Library on Tuesday, October 29 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for an evening of bone-chilling stories ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2019, 7:41 AM by Darien Historical News
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