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Talkin’ ‘Bout My  Generation: Fairfield in the 1960s and 1970s
March 31-September 17

Explore how the changing culture and politics of the 1960s and 1970s affected Fairfield and its region. Costumes from the Museum’s collection will highlight the fashion of the era, and a timeline will illustrate how the key national events of these turbulent decades were echoed in the local area, including the war in Vietnam.  High school memorabilia and other items will evoke memories of growing up in Fairfield during these years of change for the town.

Also on View

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past  |  Ongoing

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.

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Gustave Whitehead: First to Fly

Gustave Whitehead was the first to fly a powered airplane, although his flights in Fairfield and Stratford in 1901 and 1902 are not nearly as well-known throughout the world as the Wright brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903. This mini-exhibition in the library foyer displays items from the museum’s William O’Dwyer/Gustave Whitehead Research Collection, which is available for research in the library. More information about Gustave Whitehead is available here.

 

 

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