Your Town, Your Story, Your Museum!
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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."
Call us at 203.655.9233 to schedule a private Curator's Luncheon for 15 to 25 people.
Bicentennial Buzz

Darien is turning 200!

Visit the town's website here for more bicentennial buzz.
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We need you! Your past support has helped us maintain our facility, educate our children and care for the collection of treasures from our town’s past. As we gear up for Darien’s 200th birthday and a year of exciting new plans, please consider a generous membership to help make 2020 a year to remember.  Thank you for your donation!
 Upcoming Programs

  • February 1, 2020 | Cocktail Reception | Time and Again The Darien Historical Society cordially invites you to celebrate 200 years of Darien’s independence & 100 years of women’s suffrage with us for our opening cocktail reception on Saturday ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2020, 7:57 AM by Darien Historical News
  • January 10, 2020 | Ceremony and Reception | Darien's 2020 Bicentennial Kickoff NOTICE: TICKETED RECEPTION AT DARIEN ART CENTER IS NOW SOLD OUT Please join local dignitaries and neighbors for this special kickoff to Darien’s 200th Birthday!When: Friday, January 10 ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2020, 9:09 AM by Margaret McIntire
  • January 9, 2020 | Children's Program | Manners Make the Difference The Darien Historical Society cordially invites 5 – 7 year olds to join Robin and Ed Poska, Directors of The Cotillion Of Fairfield County, for a fabulously fun filled manners lesson ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2019, 5:19 AM by Darien Historical News
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 In the News

bring home the boat Let’s bring the Middlesex back home to Darien. This 22-foot long sloop is a replica of an 18th century whaleboat, the kind used by mariners during the Revolutionary War to fend off raids by the British.