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A mariner's compass from the collectionsHighlights of History from Fairfield County, Connecticut

The following information features highlights from Fairfield County history, inspired by the Fairfield Museum and History Center’s inaugural exhibition, Landscape of Change.

Click on the links below to open or download a PDF on the following topics:

The American Revolution – Patriots & Loyalists

Early Agriculture & Maritime Commerce

English Settlements

Immigration in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries: New Neighbors

Native Americans, Colonial Contact and The Great Swamp Fight

Slavery in Fairfield County

Transportation: The Arrival of the Railroad and Modern Highways