Founded in 1953, the Darien Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting materials of…More local historical value. It is a private, nonprofit membership organization located next to the Goodwives Shopping Center.
The society maintains the 18th century Bates-Scofield Homestead, which was acquired in 1964 and restored as a museum and reference library. The 1827 Scofield Barn has recently been reconstructed on the property and serves as a beautiful multi-purpose exhibition and meeting space.
The Darien Historical Society is a valuable repository of Darien history. The archives contain maps, photographs, and important town and genealogical documents. The society also maintains an impressive collection of books, furniture, art, period costumes, quilts and flags. The facilities are open to the public throughout the year for research, educational programs, school tours, exhibitions and special events.