Danbury Museum & Historical Society

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The Museum maintains the John and Mary Rider House (c. 1785) featuring exhibits reflecting the foundation of Danbury and life in the town before, during and after the Revolutionary War. The John Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790) features exhibits that detail the processes used in hat production and displays the variety of hats manufactured in Danbury; the Marian Anderson Studio has a new permanent exhibit celebrating the life and accomplishments of Marian Anderson, and maintains the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize winner and father of modern American music Charles Ives.