The Black Panthers from National to Local / Museum After Dark

Lecture_BlackPanthers_2(Previously scheduled for April 20 and moved to May 4. We apologize for the inconvenience.) Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation.

Dr. Yohuru Williams will lead a presentation on the Black Panther party, providing a broad analysis of the Party and its legacy. Dr. Williams will provide examples of the local chapters, including Connecticut, New England and New York City, and how the party chapters related to national scene, but also reflected their own community. Learn how New Haven became a pivotal point in the challenges between the different perspectives, from political nuances to militant philosophy.

Following the presentation, Dr. Williams will lead a discussion with guest Craig Kelly, former president of the NAACP in Bridgeport and member of the Original Black Panther Party in Bridgeport.

Described in Diverse Issues in Higher Education as “one of the most exciting scholars of his generation,” Dr. Yohuru Williams is the History Department Chair and the Director of Black Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. He is the author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power, the Black Panthers in New Haven and editor of Liberated Territory: Untold Local Perspectives on the Black Panther Party. He is also Chief Historian for the Jackie Robinson Foundation and Museum in New York, NY. He received his Ph.D. from Howard University in 1998.

Craig Kelly, a lifelong resident of the Bridgeport, received a Master Degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport. He has provided counseling services for the Inner City Violence Prevention Association, Inc., families of African American firefighters who died on 9/11, South African AIDS victims, and the Katrina Assistance Project. He retired from the Bridgeport Fire Department as a Lieutenant in 2004 and served as President of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP from 2007-2009. He is a member of Mt. Aery Baptist Church in Bridgeport.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Fairfield in the 1960s and 1970s.

CT in the 60s

ctin60sdocumentary_webDocumentary Screening: CT in the 1960s
Monday, April 10, 11am & Friday, April 14, 2pm. Free.

Through interviews, historic photographs, archival footage and viewer-submitted home movies and snapshots, this CPTV Original documentary chronicles the political upheaval, cultural transformation, and social changes of the 1960s and their effect on Connecticut residents.

Honey Day at the Ogden House

HoneyDay2_webCelebrate the colonial legacy of the honey bee and learn about beekeeping, enjoy sun tea and refreshments. Make family-friendly crafts and learn about the Colonial Kitchen Garden with volunteers from the Fairfield Garden Club. Inside the Ogden House, enjoy tours of this historic saltbox led by Museum Docents.

1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT  |  Sunday, September 24, 1pm – 3:30pm. Members; Free: Non-Members; $5 Adults, $3 Children, free for children 5 and under.

1750 Ogden House Tours

OgdenHouseTours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm.
Admission is $5, $3 Students & Seniors; Free for Members. (Closed July 9). The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT.

Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. Learn more here >>

The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tableware, iron pieces, textiles, and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Colonial Kitchen Garden adjacent to the Ogden House is generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. The garden complements the authentic colonial home with oyster shell paths and wooden markers to identify colonial-era plants. In 2013 an apiary was established to respond to the Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and to signify the importance of beekeeping in colonial times. Bee pollination insured the garden’s productivity — the key to surviving in colonial New England. The honey produced at the Ogden House is sold in the Fairfield Museum Shop in late summer.

1750 Ogden House Tours

OgdenHouseTours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm.
Admission is $5, $3 Students & Seniors; Free for Members. (Closed July 9). The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT.

Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. Learn more here >>

The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tableware, iron pieces, textiles, and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Colonial Kitchen Garden adjacent to the Ogden House is generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. The garden complements the authentic colonial home with oyster shell paths and wooden markers to identify colonial-era plants. In 2013 an apiary was established to respond to the Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and to signify the importance of beekeeping in colonial times. Bee pollination insured the garden’s productivity — the key to surviving in colonial New England. The honey produced at the Ogden House is sold in the Fairfield Museum Shop in late summer.

1750 Ogden House Tours

OgdenHouseTours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm.
Admission is $5, $3 Students & Seniors; Free for Members. (Closed July 9). The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT.

Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. Learn more here >>

The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tableware, iron pieces, textiles, and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Colonial Kitchen Garden adjacent to the Ogden House is generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. The garden complements the authentic colonial home with oyster shell paths and wooden markers to identify colonial-era plants. In 2013 an apiary was established to respond to the Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and to signify the importance of beekeeping in colonial times. Bee pollination insured the garden’s productivity — the key to surviving in colonial New England. The honey produced at the Ogden House is sold in the Fairfield Museum Shop in late summer.

1750 Ogden House Tours

OgdenHouseTours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm.
Admission is $5, $3 Students & Seniors; Free for Members. (Closed July 9). The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT.

Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. Learn more here >>

The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tableware, iron pieces, textiles, and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Colonial Kitchen Garden adjacent to the Ogden House is generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. The garden complements the authentic colonial home with oyster shell paths and wooden markers to identify colonial-era plants. In 2013 an apiary was established to respond to the Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and to signify the importance of beekeeping in colonial times. Bee pollination insured the garden’s productivity — the key to surviving in colonial New England. The honey produced at the Ogden House is sold in the Fairfield Museum Shop in late summer.

1750 Ogden House Tours

OgdenHouseTours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm.
Admission is $5, $3 Students & Seniors; Free for Members. (Closed July 9). The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT.

Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. Learn more here >>

The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tableware, iron pieces, textiles, and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Colonial Kitchen Garden adjacent to the Ogden House is generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. The garden complements the authentic colonial home with oyster shell paths and wooden markers to identify colonial-era plants. In 2013 an apiary was established to respond to the Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and to signify the importance of beekeeping in colonial times. Bee pollination insured the garden’s productivity — the key to surviving in colonial New England. The honey produced at the Ogden House is sold in the Fairfield Museum Shop in late summer.

1750 Ogden House Tours

OgdenHouseTours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm.
Admission is $5, $3 Students & Seniors; Free for Members. (Closed July 9). The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT.

Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. Learn more here >>

The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tableware, iron pieces, textiles, and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Colonial Kitchen Garden adjacent to the Ogden House is generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. The garden complements the authentic colonial home with oyster shell paths and wooden markers to identify colonial-era plants. In 2013 an apiary was established to respond to the Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and to signify the importance of beekeeping in colonial times. Bee pollination insured the garden’s productivity — the key to surviving in colonial New England. The honey produced at the Ogden House is sold in the Fairfield Museum Shop in late summer.