Museum Tours at the Fairfield Museum included guided tours of the exhibits and also half-day programs that include a rotation of hands-on activities for up to 3-4 classes at once. Please contact the Education Department at 203-259-1598 or contact us here for more information and to schedule a visit.
New for Fall, 2012
Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation
Promise of Freedom commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with an exhibition and programs that explore the American ideals of freedom and equality and how these principles have been tested over time.
Education programs for grades 5 and uputilize primary sources and hands-on activities to promote historical thinking, literacy and cultural enrichment. Programs address state of Connecticut social studies and language arts curriculum. Additional resources will include lesson plans, student activities and teacher guides, some materials have been developed in partnership with Fairfield University Graduate School of Education.
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Museum Tours & Programs
Museum Collections: Bring Stories to Life with Artifacts (Grades K-8)
What can objects tell us? Introduce younger students to the world of the curator at a museum. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gallery and see artifacts up close. Students will be engaged as active learners in a museum, developing historical thinking skills while learning how a museum presents artifacts and shares the stories that they tell.
Students will understand the important elements that shape a town during a walking tour of the historic Green in Fairfield. Inside the museum, students will view a model of the town’s original “four squares” as it was in 1779. On the walking tour, we’ll explore the geography and buildings on the Green, the signpost, the Old Burying Ground, the Academy schoolhouse and more.
Learn about the people of Fairfield and the stories of their struggles during the American Revolution and the Burning of Fairfield. View authentic objects in the galleries and meet the people who survived the burning. On the walking tours, students will view the houses that survived the burning of Fairfield and the route the British took to invade the town.