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The Fairfield Museum and History Center’s research library offers a wealth of materials on the history of Fairfield and Fairfield County from 1639 to the present. Our collection includes family history, historic photographs, maps, newspapers, church books, land records, and many more intriguing resources.

Our manuscript collections contain diaries, letters, organization and business records, and more, while our museum collection features furniture, clothing, household items, artwork, tools, military items, dolls and toys, and architectural fragments. In addition, visitors can browse our collection of reference books to learn about historical subjects from maritime studies to textiles, or consult our reference files for news clippings and overviews on local people, places, and topics.

See Topical guide to manuscripts for a list of topics that can be investigated using our manuscript collections.

See recent information on Gustave Whitehead and the Wright brothers.

For a guide to finding information about African-Americans in the Fairfield area, click here.

For a guide to finding materials related to women’s history, click here.

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