Collections, Community & Conversation at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society

Glass lantern slides from the
collection of Catherine Vanaria
The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is hosting an exhibition titled "Collections, Community & Conversation" that was guest curated by Catherine Vanaria, Associate Professor of Photography at WCSU and co-owner of Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions.

The exhibit features "items from the collections of Greater Danbury residents, including: sewing machines, ephemera, vintage photographs, toys, dolls from around the world, slide rules, fanzines, milk glass, colonial apothecary items, vintage pins and more."

The exhibit links Danbury's historical collections with the collections of some of its residents. In a way, a community's residents' collections become a museum diaspora, the unseen museum comprised all of our disconnected collections. This is a way to make a connection between them visible.

The exhibit is viewable on Weds., Thurs., and Fri. from 10 am - 3 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. from January 18 and through March 22, 2014.

There will be a reception and roundtable at 2 pm on March 8 where patrons can meet the collectors and learn more about the exhibition. On March 15, there will be a presentation by Catherine Vanaria. titled "Preserving Treasured Photographs".

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is located at 43 Main St., Danbury, CT.

The exhibition is an Accessible Art Exhibit in conjunction with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut.