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Danbury Museum & Historical Society Fires Up First Annual Clam Bake

Executive Director Brigid Guertin (R) and Research Specialist Dianne Hassan at the Danbury Museum and Historical Society. It will kick off the summer season with its first annual clam bake on Thursday, June 30.
Executive Director Brigid Guertin (R) and Research Specialist Dianne Hassan at the Danbury Museum and Historical Society. It will kick off the summer season with its first annual clam bake on Thursday, June 30. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman, File

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will kick off the summer season with its first annual clam bake on Thursday, June 30 on the grounds of the museum.

The event will be presented by the nationally recognized Clambakes of Connecticut who specialize in catering traditional New England-style menus for special occasions.

Tickets are $65 per person and include steamers, clam chowder, a choice of lobster or Angus steak, sides, dessert and beverage.

A full menu is posted on the museum's website.

The event takes place from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

“We're resurrecting the type of event that was at one time a favorite social gathering in Danbury. We are inviting you to become a vital part of the museum, to take a leadership role in the preservation of our community history and to have a great time enjoying the sights and sounds of our city’s past,” stated Brigid Guertin, Executive Director of the museum and Danbury City Historian.

The historic buildings located on the Main Street campus of the museum, The John & Mary Rider House c. 1785; The John Dodd Hat Shop c. 1790; The Marian Anderson Studio; and the Little Red Schoolhouse, will be open to guests.

The summer/fall exhibit "Toy Time: Playful Pieces," will also be on display, and musical entertainment will be provided.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online .

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available for the Clam Bake and Toy Time exhibit.

Click here for more information , call 203.743.5200 or email info@danburymuseum.org.

The museum is located at 43 Main St.

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