Programs & Events

Programs and Events

The Fairfield Museum offers a wide range of exhibitions programs for families, children, and adults! Our programs inspire children and adults to discover the world around them. 

Ann_Shaw_Carter-helicopter-TWU_webHistory Bites Lunchtime Chats
Last Wednesday of the Month, 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bag lunch, beverage and dessert will be provided.

May 31: The Town Green – Growth & Change
June 28: Patriots & Loyalists

Enjoy small bites of Fairfield history while enjoying lunch and engaging in lively conversations. Learn about the best-known stories about Fairfield’s past as well as the lesser-known people, places and events that create our community.

Annual Meeting of the Fairfield Museum’s Membership
Tuesday, May 16, 6pm – 7:30pm

For the purpose of electing new members and officers to the Board of Directors and proudly recognizing Ellen Gould for her dedication and leadership on the Fairfield Historic District Commission.

Followed by The Band of Steady Habits featuring State Historian Walter Woodward.
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10th Annual Memorial Day Picnic
Monday, May 29, 12pm – 3pm

The community is invited to bring family and friends, blankets and picnic baskets to extend the festivities at the Fairfield Museum after the Town Parade. Enjoy an afternoon of food, games, crafts, and fun activities for everyone! Find a partner for the three-legged race and get ready for the Watermelon Eating Contest!

The Fairfield Museum is a proud member of Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

1750 Ogden House Tours
Open Sundays beginning June 4 – September 24, 1pm – 4pm.
Tours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm.

Located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT. Learn more here >>

CT Open House DayCelebrate CT Open House Day!
Saturday, June 10, 10am – 4pm. Free admission, 10am – 4pm.

CT Open House Day at the 1750 Ogden House,
1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield.

Enjoy family-friendly activities, a Revolutionary War encampment, house and garden tours.

CT Open House Day at the Fairfield Museum & New Museum Commons
Enjoy a Community Day of free activities and the opening of the new exhibitions on the Museum Commons.
American Battlefield Protection Program / The Pequot War: 10am – 12:30pm. Learn more about the American Battlefield Protection Project to identify and preserve Native American battlefields, with David Naumec and Ashley Bissonette with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. Following the presentation, learn about archaeology and how to dig for artifacts in shovel test pits near the museum building. All ages are encouraged to assist, minimum age 5 years old!
Enjoy Documentary Screenings, Sun Tavern Tours, Hands-On Activities and more!

Museum Commons OpenMuseum Commons

Public Hours: Fridays – Sundays, 10am – 2pm. Begins Sunday, June 11.

The revitalization of the historic Town Green campus is complete! Come to this dynamic destination that will connect the arts, history and community, now known as the Museum Commons. New exhibitions, including a children’s museum, have been installed in three buildings: Victorian Cottage and Barn (1888) and Sun Tavern (c.1780). Enjoy interactive and hands-on experiences for adults, children and families! Admission: Members: Free; Adults: $8; Students & Seniors: $5, Children under 8: Free. Admission includes all exhibitions. Purchase admission at the Fairfield Museum.

Sun Tavern Guided Tour: Every Saturday at 1pm

Free with admission. Meet at the Fairfield Museum.

Family Programs at the Victorian Cottage:
Storytime at the Cottage

Fridays at 11am; June 16, 30, July 14, 28 and August 11 & 25.
Ages 3 +. Free with admission. Meet at the Fairfield Museum.

Earth Heroes!

Saturdays, 10:30am – 12pm; June 24, July 15, 29, August 12 & 26.

There are lots of ways to make our community a better place. Learn about conservation, saving energy and caring for plants and animals in our Cottage, followed by a fun, hands-on activity. Ages 5 +. Free with admission. Meet at the Fairfield Museum.

Growing with Dad: Father’s Day Fun

Sunday, June 18 from 12pm – 2pm.

Celebrate Father’s Day by learning about Fairfield’s farming past. Learn about the “Community Garden” exhibit in the Victorian Cottage and what vegetables and plants need to grow. Plant seeds together with Dad to take home and watch them grow!  Ages 5 +. Free with admission. Meet at the Fairfield Museum.