The Danbury Museum & Historical Society, CityCenter Danbury and Danbury City Hall are preparing for the unveiling of Phase 2 of our local Museum in the Streets project. New panel topics include sports, the circus, immigration, farming, industry and more.
“The second phase of Museum in the Streets reintroduces some "new" stories about our past and compliments the original walk with a further exploration of our history,” Brigid Guertin, Executive Director of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society, said. “I hope that our residents and visitors will take a moment to stroll down our city streets, read about our past and imagine a future that has yet to be written.”
An additional thirteen panels related to Danbury history make up this next installment of the Museum in the Streets located throughout the Main Street Historic District. The installation of the 13 panels was delayed because of Tropical Storm Irene. They will be installed this fall.
This phase of the walk will add another loop encompassing West Street, Deer Hill Avenue and Wooster Street and will join up with the Phase 1 route featuring twenty-one panels installed in September 2010.
“The history of the City of Danbury is an inspirational tale of people, businesses and community groups that have made a significant, positive difference to our quality of life here in Danbury,” Guertin said.
Panels are sponsored by individuals, businesses, organizations and families who have taken an interest in sharing our city's history with residents, schoolchildren and visitors.
“Expanding the Museum in the Streets project beyond Main Street is very exciting for the Greater Danbury community,” said Andrea Gartner, Director of CityCenter Danbury. “This project speaks to the past, present, and future of downtown Danbury and it demonstrates the City of Danbury, CityCenter stakeholders’ and the Danbury Museum & Historical Society's commitment to establish downtown as a destination for local residents, their families and friends.
The educational component strengthens the public school program foundation laid by the Danbury Museum. The Museum in the Streets project is also emblematic of the investment our local businesses’ are willing to take in furthering the revitalization of the urban core for generations to come.”
Museum in the Streets maps will be made available at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society booth during The Taste of Greater Danbury. Maps are also available at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society, CityCenter Danbury and Danbury City Hall. You can also find downloadable version on each of their websites.