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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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28 February
African American History with Jeffrey Fletcher of The Ruby & Calvin Fletcher African American Museum
Join us for a captivating journey through African American history at the Darien Library!
29 February
New England Needlepoint Sip & Create
Learn how to create your own needlepoint creation! For beginners or advanced needlepointers.
21 March
Easter Basket Weaving & Egg Decorating
$40 Members, $45 Non-Members
Ages 8-12 and a parent learn the historical art of basket weaving and hand paint wooden eggs to go in their basket!

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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Uncover the route to Darien’s past through thousands of historical documents preserved in our Library archive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