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Danbury Museum & Historical Society Serves Up Wine With New Exhibit

Executive Director Brigid Guertin (right) and Research Specialist Diane Hassan at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.
Executive Director Brigid Guertin (right) and Research Specialist Diane Hassan at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- Get a sneak peek at a new exhibit called "Focus on the Fifties" as the Friends of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society hosts a "Wine With Friends" fundraiser on Thursday, April 30. 

The a wine-tasting fundraiser, hosted by Wine World of Bethel, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will feature a savory selection of wines that are perfect for spring and early summer entertaining. Guests will also get a chance to preview the Danbury Museum's upcoming exhibit, "Focus on the Fifties," before its official opening on June 13.

“We're excited to partner with Wine World and spotlight the fascinating stories of a more recent time in Danbury's history,” said Brigid Guertin, executive director of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. 

“This event is a great opportunity to gather with our friends and make new ones as well,” said DMHS Board President, Erika Askin.

Attendees will enjoy a lovely spread of cheese and crudite while they sample a fine selection of more than 30 wines. They will also have an opportunity to place orders with a portion of each sale to benefit the museum.

The "Focus on the Fifties" exhibition will feature Danbury people, places, events and objects that defined the Hat City for a decade.

Tickets for the event are $25 and 100 percent of the ticket sales benefit the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

They can be ordered via the link on the museum website at or by phoning 203-743-5200.

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society was formed in 1947 to acquire, preserve, exhibit and interpret New England's past; focusing on the heritage of Danbury. In downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary Rider House, the Dodd Hat Shop, the Marian Anderson Studio and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building houses the museum offices and research library at 43 Main St.

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