This year the Danbury Museum has organized a new exhibit called The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call. This is an exhibition of WWI and focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during the War.
All branches of service will be recognized and some of the topics covered include: Sacrifices on the Homefront, The Mallory War Garden, the role of Danbury Hat Factories, and the Old 8th Company.
Historic imagery of all kinds will be on display such as parades, war bond rallies, soldiers and other period images of Danbury. In addition to letters, artifacts such as uniforms, helmets, and ephemera items including posters, and memorabilia from the archives of the Old 8th Company donated by Mr. Frank Stone.
The Danbury Museum will be open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November 11, 2017. Check their website for additional programs offered through the summer and fall.
The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is a BLUE STAR MUSEUM offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.