Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past
This new, hands-on exhibition invites visitors to explore the history of Fairfield and its region for nearly 400 years. Look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher a spy code, and sit on a 19th century 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.
Accused: Fairfield’s Witchcraft Trials
September 25, 2014 – January 5, 2015
In 17th century New England religious beliefs and folk tradition instilled deep fears of magic, evil, and supernatural powers. How else to explain unnatural events, misfortune and the sudden convulsions and fits of local townspeople? In this exhibition, the fascinating history of Connecticut’s witchcraft trials is illuminated by author and illustrator Jakob Crane. In graphic novel form, powerful depictions of the events and characters are reimagined through storylines and pen and ink drawings.
The Pequot War and the Founding of Fairfield, 1637-1639
October 15, 2014 – January 18, 2015
A collaboration with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, this exhibit presents the story of the Pequot War in 1637, which led to Fairfield becoming established as an English settlement. Learn about the final battle in Southport and explore the current archaeology that is uncovering new facts about this epic conflict.
Learn about the exhibit Pages from Pequot: Native Americans at the Pequot Library in Southport,CT here >>