Fairfield’s Fairways: 120 Years of Golf
June 11-October 11
This exhibition celebrates Fairfield’s long history of golf over the past 120 years. From the founding of the
Brooklawn Country Club in 1895, when golf first emerged as a national obsession, to the Country Club
of Fairfield, created during golf’s first “golden age,” and the Patterson Club following World War II, Fairfield’s country clubs provided the space for golf to flourish. As time went on, public golf courses – including Fairchild Wheeler, among the nation’s earliest municipal courses – opened up the sport to others in the community. The exhibition will highlight notable golfers from the area, including Gene Sarazen, Julius Boros, and J.J. Henry; important tournaments that have been played here; and changes in the game over time.
Howard Schatz: 25 Years of Photographs
May 14 – August 31
To celebrate the remarkable twenty-five year career of Connecticut-based photographer Howard Schatz, the Fairfield Museum and History Center presents highlights from his work. Schatz is primarily known for his dynamic and intimate portraits of the human body, and his photographs make up a veritable catalog of body types and personalities, from newborns and mothers, to athletes and bodies underwater. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Time, and Life, among others, and have been displayed in museums and galleries worldwide.
Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past
This hands-on exhibition invites visitors to explore the history of Fairfield and its region over the past four centuries. Look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher a spy code, and look through the windows of a trolley. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built communities over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities. Sponsored by CT Humanities, Fairfield County Community Foundation, The Perry Family and Southport Area Association. Click here for more information about this exhibition
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