'Common Threads'

A New Exhibit from the Concepts Group

On Exhibit: Dec. 2 – Jan. 27

Walk in. Step back.

Welcome to the Museum of Darien

Circle icon with text that reads EST. 1953

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 toda


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14 December
Kids Holiday CraftLab
Ornament Making and Holiday Refreshments
Ages 6-12
10 December
Family Holiday Events!
Pricing Varies
Santa and Silhouettes
Pictures with Santa
Dollhouse Display
07 December
Boxwood Tree Trimming Workshop
Decorate your own table-top centerpiece using contemporary and vintage trimmings
02 December
Outrageous Holiday Party and Art Exhibit Reception
Members $30, Non-members $40
A fun holiday celebration where guests and artists are encouraged to wear uncommon threads!
10 November
Volunteer Coffee and Tour
Every year, Darien's 3rd and 5th graders have field trips with the Museum of Darien, and we are looking for interested volunteers to join us! Come for a coffee and learn more about volunteering with the Museum's school educational programs. No prior knowledge of history or of Darien required, just an interest in our town and our children. RELOCATED to First Congregational Church
25 October
‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’
Family Fun!
Join us at the Museum of Darien for some Halloween fun, perfect for families with kids, ages 6 & up!
14 October
‘Bits and Pieces’ Opening Wine and Cheese Reception
$20 members; $30 non-members
Join us at our exhibit of 18th, 19th and 20th century quilts for a wine and cheese reception at 7pm.
15 August
MoD CraftLab
Art & History Explorers Summer Camp
Members: $180; Non-Members: $190
Join us for a week of exploration, creativity and fun! Darien’s history will come alive for campers in a relaxing environment, while they create several engaging projects after exploring our museum and exhibitions.
10 June
Annual Meeting
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Toast to the summer with Darien Library. Join us for music, mingling, and refreshments. Kick off your weekend with Cocktails in the Courtyard! Swing by and unwind after your workweek. Bring a friend and meet new people. As you mingle, enjoy music by Rob Silvan.
01 May
The Silhouette Lady
Appointment needed for Silhouettes / Museum entrance $5.00 suggested donation
The Silhouette Lady returns to Museum of Darien at Open House event, Sunday, May 1st. Appointments are required and available from 10am-4pm to have children’s silhouettes created by The Silhouette Lady.

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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