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13. Legacy Preserved The Marion Anderson Studio

The third museum here is the Marion Anderson Studio. She was a resident of Danbury and would rehearse in this studio that her husband built for her behind their home.

In order to preserve the legacy of Marion Anderson her studio was moved to the Danbury Museum's Main Street property in 1999. Meticulously restored, The Marian Anderson Studio has a permanent exhibit celebrating the life and accomplishments of Marian Anderson, one of the greatest contraltos of the twentieth century. Many remember her as a courageous role model for her outdoor concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after she was denied a performance at Constitution Hall because of her color, an event that drew 75,000 people. Today a visit to this studio and the special concerts held here preserve her legacy.