Tour of the Charles Ives Birthplace Museum

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Tour of the Charles Ives Birthplace Museum

Tour the birthplace of Charles Ives: musical maverick, father of American classical music, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.

By Danbury Museum

When and where

Date and time

July 8, 2022 · 2:30pm - September 2 · 3:30pm EDT


5 Mountainville Ave 5 Mountainville Avenue Danbury, CT 06810

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No Refunds

About this event

Tours originate at the Ives Birthplace Museum located at 5 Mountainville Avenue, begin at 2:30 and take roughly 60-75 minutes.

"The music of Charles Ives, which on first acquaintance generally strikes listeners as willfully eccentric, grew from a 'long foreground' as Emerson said of Walt Whitman's equally eccentric Leaves of Grass. Ives well understood how insistently the past remained present in his work." --Jan Swafford, Charles Ives, A Life With Music.

Join us for the soft opening of the Ives Birthplace. Take a guided tour of the birthplace of Danbury's Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Charles Edward Ives. Learn about the sights and sounds that influenced Ives, as well as the Danbury he would have known so well as a young man. The great impact of the Ives family on Danbury history is explored here as well.

We are most grateful for our generous benefactor, Savings Bank of Danbury, for making the re-opening of the Ives Birthplace possible!

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