The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority is pleased to announce two very special author events scheduled for this weekend at the museum.
On Saturday, December 20, 2014, Danbury resident and self-published author, Theresa Buzaid will be at the museum from noon until 4:00 p.m. to sell and sign her new, illustrated children’s book, The Great Danbury State Fair A to Z (Mascot Books).
There is a certain time of the year in Connecticut when the end of summer meets the beginning of fall. You can sense and smell the change in the air. You didn’t need a calendar to know that it was time for the fair. The Great Danbury State Fair was one of the best fairs in America. For one week a year, for 113 years, it was the social, cultural, and economic event for miles around. It was fun for the whole family.
On Sunday, December 21, 2014 we welcome back Danbury native and author, Mary Curran Hackett back to the museum at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of her second novel, Proof of Angels (William Morrow/Harper Collins). Join us in The Marian Anderson Studio and the book sale and signing in our Huntington Hall gift shop. Proof of Angels is an unforgettable novel about hope, renewal, and the gift of angels among us—friends, family, lovers . . . and even mystical others—sure to touch your heart.
Sean Magee is a firefighter—a hero who risks his own life to save others, running into dangerous situations few have the courage to dare. While fighting a horrific blaze, Sean becomes trapped by flames and is nearly overcome by smoke. Just when it seems that all is lost, he’s led to a window—by what he swears is divine intervention. And then he jumps . . .
. . . into a new life. For years, Sean has shut down his feelings, existing in a state of emotional numbness. Coming through that fire, he knows that he can no longer be that man whose heart is closed to the world. But before he can face his future, he must confront his past and everyone in it: the family, the friends, the woman—and the love—he carelessly left behind.
Proof of Angels, Curran Hackett’s first novel was critically acclaimed and drew many local residents during her visit to the museum in 2011.
Both events are free and open to the public which will also be open.
Stop by the DMHS Gift Shoppe for a unique variety of Danbury history-related items including Danbury Fair-themed sodas, postcards, magnets, maps, historic photos and journals, colonial children’s toys, Danburite jewelry and more. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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