Docents in Museum Education

Become a Museum Docent!

Are you a lifelong learner with a passion for sharing history? Find out about becoming a Museum Docent! Docents are volunteers who are trained to present historic tours of the Town Green and the 1750 Ogden House to students and adults.

The Fairfield Museum Docent Program is both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding and includes readings and discussions on various topics in American history and education. Education Staff will present an overview of docent opportunities followed by highlights of the Historic Town Green walking tour.

Fairfield Museum DocentsWhether you’ve lived here for many years or you are new to the area, discover the rewards of sharing the rich history of our town and region to students, families and adults. Training opportunities are ongoing, come join us! Please call Christine Jewell, Director of Education, at 203-259-1598 for more information.


Reflections from Our Current Docents:

I thought it was a great way for me to give service to my town by putting my own experience and interest to work. ~ Barbara

Visitors feel enriched and almost patriotic … It always makes me smile! ~ Jill
It’s rewarding to learn constantly and to see the the actual sites of the historic town that still exist, not just in photographs.
~ Roberta
I enjoy working with the young people on the tours. ~ Patricia
I was so amazed at the amount of history that took place in our own town, I just knew I had to learn more. Eventually I learned enough to conduct my own tours. ~ Jill
For me, connecting with the people and the stories of the past is important. I love to engage others, young and old, who want to know and understand more about their history and how that history informs the present and charts the future. There is always more to learn, and what better place to do that than here. ~ Mike
I’ve enjoyed getting to know the staff and other docents through social events. ~ Barbara