Events

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

03 November
Thursday
Lectures
Lecture and Trunk Show
“Quilts and Quilt Makers of Connecticut”
By Sue Reich
$20 members; $30 non-members
Lecture and Trunk Show “Quilts and Quilt Makers of Connecticut” By Sue Reich, Quilt Historian and Author
14 October
Friday
Reception
‘Bits and Pieces’ Opening Wine and Cheese Reception
$20 members; $30 non-members
‘Bits and Pieces’, an exhibit of 18th, 19th and 20th century quilts from the collection at the Museum of Darien opens on October 14th. A wine and cheese reception open to the public takes place at 7pm.
15 August
Monday
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
Friday
Annual Meeting
Cocktails in the Courtyard
Free
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
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.

Past Events

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Join the Darien Library and Museum of Darien this Monday for a spooktacular event! Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will be held at the Museum on Monday, Oct. 25 at 6...

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Darien’s Heritage Day

Darien’s Heritage Day

The town’s Heritage Day will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, October 24) at three local historical landmarks and will...

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MoD’s Annual Meeting

MoD’s Annual Meeting

The Museum of Darien's Annual Meeting will be held virtually this year to allow everyone to get all the latest news about the organization at the heart of this...

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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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