Programs & Events

Programs and Events

The Fairfield Museum offers a wide range of exhibitions programs for families, children, and adults! Our After School Art & More programs inspire children and adults to discover the world around them. Rising Tides: Fairfield’s Coast, Past to Future will inspire important community conversations through a series of programs for adults, families and children.

Rising Tides Members’ Tours
Wednesday, January 11 at 11am & Tuesday, February 7 at 9am

Join Museum Staff to gain an inside view of the research and history behind the exhibition Rising Tides.

Fairfield CT Walking Tours

History Bites Lunchtime Chats
Last Wednesday of the Month, 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bag lunch, ice tea and dessert will be provided.
January 25: Floods & Blizzards: Fairfield Responds to Catastrophe
February 22: Politics, Presidents & Power
March 29: Wonder Women in Fairfield & CT

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.

Fairfield Museum Family ProgramsFamily Focus: Heroes Day
Monday, January 16, 11am – 2pm. Free. Sponsored by People’s United Bank.

Join Museum Education staff for a Scavenger Hunt in the “Creating Community” gallery to explore and discover people who’ve made a difference in our community. Bring a photo or image of your own hero to create a painted portrait in the Education Classroom.

Film Screening: Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea
Monday, January 16, 2pm. Free.

Ocean Frontiers II is an inspiring story of citizens working together for healthier economies and healthier seas across New England. New England’s experiences serve as an important milestone for all of us who care about the ocean.

FAIRFIELD, CT; 10/30/2012: Water pushed ashore by Hurricane Sandy inundated an entire neighborhood near Fairfield Beach and Shoal Point in Fairfield.   MICHAEL McANDREWS | mmcandrews@courant.com ORG XMIT: B582481094Z.1

Museum After Dark: Storm Confessions
Thursday, January 26, 6-8pm. Free.

Wine & Cheese reception at 6pm; Program begins at 6:45pm.

Were you here for Irene? Did you get flooded during Sandy? We want to hear your stories! State Representative Brenda Kupchick will moderate this lively discussion of neighbors helping neighbors and other “storm confessions.”

The Fairfield Museum wants to preserve the history of the Beach Area and welcomes coastal residents for an evening to share “storm confessions.” Tell us if you evacuated or stayed home. Describe the condition of your home and yard when you returned. Share how your neighbors and others helped you get through the devastation. And let us know how you are faring now. Did you elevate your home? Move away? Tear it down? Where are you now? Join neighbors and other residents to listen and share stories (both funny and sad) about the pleasures and challenges of living on the Fairfield coast.