The Library’s Special Collections houses a broad spectrum of one-of-a-kind materials that document the history of Fairfield in a variety of aspects. Its strengths include the areas of decorative arts and artifact collecting, the history of manufacturing and trade, maritime studies, Fairfield genealogies, and local and regional history. Special Collections also houses the museum’s collection of historical Fairfield and Southport Newspapers, which spans the century between ca. 1860-1960 and beyond.
Staff will assist you by providing information that the Museum holds or recommending books, web sites and other museums, libraries or record offices. The Library Gallery offers a sample of the range of our collections.