Events & Exhibitions

Find out what’s on at the Museum, from current and upcoming exhibitions, to guided tours, workshops, children’s activities and events.

01 May
Sunday
Exhibitions
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.
24 April
Sunday
Lectures
Impressionist Artist Colonies in Connecticut: Old Lyme, Cos Cob and Mystic
$15 members, $20 non members
Lecture by Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT Kurtz Lansing will offer an overview of the artist colonies along the Connecticut coast.
19 April
Tuesday
Lectures
Central Park: Before and After Frederick Law Olmsted
Free
Most people are familiar with Central Park's celebrated design by Frederick Laaw Olmsted and his co-designer Calvert Vaux, but few know the history of that landscape before Olmsted got his position in 1857 as superintendent.
05 April
Tuesday
Lectures
Forensic Archaeology: Bone Detectives with Nicholas F. Bellantoni, PhD
Free
Learn about forensic archaeology with a former state archaeologist! Discover how evidence is located at crime scenes with archaeological methods to solve legal cases.
29 March
Tuesday
Lectures
History of Connecticut Libraries with Wes Haynes
Free
Tour the Merritt Parkaway as a trail to visit the region's public libraries, among our greatest and most distinguished architectural treasures.
18 March
Friday
Exhibitions
State of Inspiration Connecticut’s Art Colonies & Opening Champagne Gala
$40 members / $50 non-members
As the Impressionist movement took hold in the United States, artists flocked to Connecticut for inspiration. Join us as we celebrate the opening of a major exhibition featuring dozens of works by American Impressionists who called Connecticut home.
17 February
Thursday
Library Programs
Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur, Part One: The Museum
Free
Nestled in the heart of Delaware's beautiful Brandywine Valley, Winterthur is an extraordinary museum, garden, and library. Tour through the unparalleled collection of American decorative arts on display throughout the magnificent 175-room house.
16 February
Wednesday
Library Programs
Reclaiming Black Spaces
Free
Who and where were the communities that drew Black New Yorkers to Lower Manhattan and how did they resist the racism that they faced? Hear the Tenement Museum highlight stories of how Black and African Americans shaped the Lower East Side as they made homes, started businesses, and formed communities.
09 February
Wednesday
Interactive Lessons
Creativity Night at the Museum of Darien
(postponed to Feb. 9th)
$30
Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends! Sip wine and make Valentine Cards using printmaking, collage and watercolor with guidance from experienced artists of The Concepts Group.
08 February
Tuesday
Library Programs
Historic Bridges of the Merritt Parkway with Wes Haynes
Free
The Merrit Parkway's bridges are renowned for their distinctive and unusual architectural expressions. Examine their design sources and iconography and get a behind-the-scenes peek at some recent restorations.

Past Events

MoD Quilts

MoD Quilts

Join Us Thursday, June 10 from 11 to 3 (Rain date Friday, June 11) MoD Quilts A one-day event to enjoy a sampling from our prized quilt collection as we continue the...

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Where’s the Whaleboat?

Where’s the Whaleboat?

Photo: From left: Carl and Karen Boccadoro, living history actors and members of the CT Fifth Regiment, Carol Wilder-Tamme, guild speaker at the CT Society of Mayflower...

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Darien 1820 — New Town, New Times

Darien 1820 — New Town, New Times

What was it like to live in Darien 200 years ago? As the town celebrates its 200th birthday it’s an opportune time to ask the question. A new commemorative book, Darien...

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Bringing History Home

Bringing History Home

As part of a new "Bringing Home History" project, the Darien Historical Society is bringing its historical treasures to your home with new a new Virtual Tour series...

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