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Welcome to the Museum of Darien

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Where our history takes shape.

Inspired by Darien’s unique story and its place in the history of New England, the Museum of Darien welcomes all ages to experience and discover the crafted objects, narratives and works of art that have shaped this community — from its earliest beginnings to today.


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26 March
Annual Meeting and Lecture
Please join us as we discuss the highlights of the past year and share some exciting plans for the future. Followed by: Stone Walls of Connecticut Lecture by Sylvia Reiss
04 April
Family Easter CraftLab
$40 per student
Join us to learn the traditional skill of basket weaving and the art of marbleizing wooden eggs. 
23 April
Open House
Join our History Kids from Middlesex Middle School and Darien High School for a tour of the Bates-Scofield House and our new exhibit. Hear amazing stories about out town’s History!
06 May
Portrait Day – Tintypes and Silhouettes
Join us for this unique opportunity to have tin type portraits and silhouettes created of you and your family!
19 May
Darien in Yearbooks
Drop in to see our collection of 50+ years of Darien High School Yearbooks on display from May 19-21, 2023. Presented by our 2023 DHS Interns.
03 June
Doors of Darien Fundraiser
Attend this fun fundraiser featuring artwork of Darien doors created by all ages. Create a painting of your favorite Darien door to benefit the Museum. Prizes for youth!

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We maintain a large collection of historic costumes and accessories dating from the mid 18th century to the present.

Circa 1779 Map
Uncover the route to Darien’s past through thousands of historical documents preserved in our Library archive
Our quilt collection’s reputation is sewn up tight — it’s one of the finest in New England
Star Spangled Banners
The Museum of Darien has a stellar collection of flags, and one dating to the Civil War.
1867 Silk Reception Dress
With over 3,000 antique dresses spanning three centuries of fashion, MoD’s Costume Collection is the best dressed in the region.
Federal Tall Case Clock circa 1808
The Bates Scofield Homestead is filled with artifacts from an earlier time in Darien