Local museum hosts Hat City Ball

January 2, 2017 by  

The Friends of the Danbury Museum and Historical Society Authority will be sponsoring its annual Hat City Ball toward the end of January. Proceeds will go to supporting the society’s mission to interpret the city’s history by preservation and acquisition. The event will mark the Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority’s 75th anniversary.

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres followed by a surf and turf dinner, plus dessert. The USO Show Troupe, celebrating its own 75 years in existence, will have two performances during the evening. Other live entertainment will be provided by Eight to the Bar. The floor will be open for dancing, and a silent auction will take place.

This year’s Hat City Award for Preservation Excellence will be given to Danbury’s Mayor Mark D. Boughton.

As the name indicates, hats are encouraged and black tie is optional. The name for the event has evolved from the slogan of the Danbury museum – ‘Where History Hangs Its Hat’. The graphic design on the event’s flyers depicts the theme.

The Ball is scheduled for Friday, January 27. The venue will be the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road here in Danbury. Festivities will begin at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased either by calling the Danbury Museum at 203-743-5200, stopping by the museum at 43 Main Street, or visiting its website.