News & Announcements

Museum of Darien Announces New Assistant Executive Director

The Museum of Darien is pleased to announce the selection of a new Assistant Executive Director, Emily Koch. In this role, Koch will provide general support to the Executive Director in the areas of operations, management, marketing and communications, and volunteer oversight.

Artistic Threads

Drawing inspiration from its quilt collection, the Museum of Darien (MoD) held an opening reception and holiday party
for the Common Threads art exhibit.

Museum of Darien to Host Annual Meeting and Lecture Highlighting Stone Walls of Connecticut

The stone walls of Connecticut will come alive in a lecture by Sylvia Reiss, taking place on Sunday, March 26 at noon at the Museum of Darien. The lecture is free and open to the public and follows the 11:30 Annual Meeting open only to Museum members.

Museum of Darien Receives CT Cultural Fund Operating
Support Grant from CT Humanities

The Museum of Darien was recently awarded a $9,900 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities (CTH). 

Museum of Darien Hosts Holiday Festivities

The Museum of Darien is hosting several festive holiday activities this December that include a Boxwood Tree Trimming Workshop for adults, a visiting Silhouette Artist, Pictures with Santa, a Holiday Dollhouse Display and a Holiday CraftLab for ages 6-12.

Outrageous Holiday Party and Common Threads Art Show Opening

The Museum of Darien (MoD) is throwing an “outrageous” holiday party and art exhibit reception at 7 p.m. Friday, December 2, at the Museum. The show, “Common Threads,” is an abstract art show inspired by MoD’s historic quilt collection and will feature fresh, colorful artwork in many mediums by the Concepts Group.

‘Bits and Pieces’ Quilt Show

‘Bits and Pieces’, an exhibit of 18th, 19th and 20th century quilts from the collection at the Museum of Darien opens on October 14th.

HISTORY LESSON – Amy Allen, the New Executive Director at the Museum of Darien, Not Only Shares the Town’s Past—She’s a Part of It

A New Canaan Darien Magazine feature.

When a bicentennial quilt was found in the basement at the Museum of Darien (MOD), Amy Allen decided to display it in her office. Allen, the newly appointed executive director, had a special connection to it—she helped sew it as a seventh-grader in 1976.

The Community Fund of Darien Celebrates Darien’s Volunteers

2022 Museum of Darien’s Volunteer of the Year. Al Miller was an inspired choice to Chair the Bicentennial Committee and represent the Museum of Darien in all the activities.

Museum of Darien Announces New Director

The Board of Directors of the Museum of Darien is pleased to announce the selection of the Museum’s new Executive Director, Amy Allen.

A True Classic — Babs White
Beloved Costume Curator Retires After 50 Years!

— Trends come and go, but a true classic stands the test of time. No one exemplifies that fashion truism more than Babs White, the Museum’s widely respected and well-beloved Costume Curator who recently announced her retirement after nearly a half century.