The Fairfield Museum inspires diverse learners to make history personal and meaningful through engaging and innovative education programs.
The Fairfield Museum’s education programs include Colonial Life Programs, Living History, Walking Tours, Gallery Tours, Primary Source Workshops, Outreach Programs and tours of the 1750 Ogden House, serving over 5,000 Pre-K – Grade 12 students, adult learners and educators from the region. Programs align with local and Connecticut language arts and social studies curriculum, the National Council for Social Studies C3 Frameworks, and reinforce Common Core goals. View the Education Program Brochure.
New Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks
The new Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks (CSSF) was created and written by a team of Connecticut social studies educators. The CSSF is guided by the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, created by social studies experts and specialists throughout the United States. The C3 and CSSF has informed the Fairfield Museum’s educational programs and supports our mission to use history to strengthen community and help shape its future.
Over the past year, the Fairfield Museum has worked with the CT State Department of Education, the CT Council for Social Studies, UCONN Neag School of Education, and the CT League of History Organizations as well as other organizations to offer the support and resources in order to implement the Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks. Connecticut’s rich history offers ample opportunities to support CSSF with local content that can enrich national and global themes to make history personal and engaging for our students.