What’s New . . . Creating Community is Open!
Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past — is an ambitious exhibition with dynamic and interactive activities to engage visitors. Creating Community will cover nearly 375 years of regional history, from the European colonists through post-World War II, using the town of Fairfield as a model for a changing community. Through success and failure, loss and prestige, Fairfield emerged as a model suburban enclave within the major New York metropolitan area.
Education Programs at the Fairfield Museum
The Fairfield Museum actively works with local schools and school districts to develop curriculum and education programs that meet student goals. Teacher Resources developed with education interns from regional universities and a partnership with the Fairfield University Graduate School of Education have resulted in Teacher Guides, Student Activities and online resources that enhance the Fairfield Museum’s education programs and curriculum.
For more information and to schedule a program,
call the Education Department at 203-259-1598 or use the online contact form.
Participate in History Day!
History Day in Connecticut is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages them to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, and create final projects that present their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them. Find out more on the website >>