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.  Are you a member? Consider joining or renewing your membership! Sign up today!

flagVoting Rights: Threats and Opportunities in 2018
Sunday, September 17, 2017. Free. Reception 2:30pm. Program and Q&A 3:00-4:30 pm

The Brennan Center for Justice Voter Rights and Elections team will address preserving the right to vote for every eligible citizen. The facts of voter access, voter suppression, voter fraud claims, gerrymandering and more will be addressed. Through practical policy proposals, litigation, advocacy, and communications, the Brennan Center and the League of Women Voters work to ensure that voting is free, fair, and accessible for all Americans. Presented by Fairfield League of Women Voters

Family Focus: Give Me a Sign!
September 21, 11am – 2pm. For families with kids ages 5 +. Free.

Have fun exploring the exhibition “Signs of the Times.” Can you find your way? Enjoy making your own unique signs with found objects inspired by the beach and your family name. Sponsored by People’s United Bank.

Honey Day at the 1750 Ogden House
1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT | Sunday, September 24, 1pm – 3:30pm

Members; Free: Non-Members; $5 Adults, $3 Children, free for children 5 and under.

Celebrate the colonial legacy of the honey bee and learn about beekeeping, enjoy sun tea and refreshments. Make family-friendly crafts and learn about the Colonial Kitchen Garden with volunteers from the Fairfield Garden Club. Inside the Ogden House, enjoy tours of this historic saltbox led by Museum Docents.

History Bites Lunchtime Lectures
Monthly on a Wednesday from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bag lunch, ice tea and dessert will be provided.
September 27: The Good Time Will Come: yellow gold, black oil, and family lineage. The story of the Jennings family, Standard Oil pioneers. Documentary film screening – 60 minutes long.
October 18: Wicked Bridgeport with Michael Bielewa, Bridgeport Public Library
November 15: Connecticut and World War I with Elizabeth Rose, Library Director, Fairfield Museum

Museum After Dark: Connecticut and WWI Exhibit Opening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 28, 6-8pm.

Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.
Learn new insight into WWI with local perspectives in a panel discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Rose, Fairfield Museum Library Director. Guests will include Cecelia Bucki, Fairfield University, Historian Michael Bielawa and Jennifer P. McLaughlin of Sacred Heart University.

Sites of the Past with the Future in our Sights! Workshop for Kids
Saturday, September 30.
Two sessions will be held for ages 8 – 12: 10am-12pm or 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Free! Limited space, please register in advance online: https://sitesworkshop.eventbrite.com
Explore the life of a colonial child through tours and activities at the Sun Tavern, the Old Academy, Old Burying Ground and the Victorian Barn, all adjacent to the Fairfield Museum. The program will include games and crafts and will provide both a fun and educational experience kids who love history! This project is led by Alayna Barrios is in fulfillment of the Girl Scout Gold Award.

The Lion’s Studio: Whimsical Animals Portrait Gallery
Mondays – Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6; 4pm-5:30pm; Ages 7-10.

Members: $100; Non-Members: $125. Register online here >>

Examine famous portraits from significant artists and translate these techniques into a pet portrait gallery. Develop a keen understanding of why portraits are created and how to give them depth and truth. Draw, paint, color and collage portraits while also enjoying fun art exercises, gallery tours and games. Please bring in pictures of your pets. If you don’t have one, we’ll have plenty of pictures of animals to choose from.

Getting Buried in Fairfield Bike Tour
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Presented with the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee.
Members: $5 per person; Non-Members: $8 per person.
Registration required. For more information and to register, click here >>

Cyclists will explore the history of Fairfield and get some exercise and fresh air at the same time! Visit and learn more about Fairfield’s cemeteries and burying grounds. Rain date: Sunday, October 22.

Halloween Tours at Fairfield MuseumLegends & Hauntings Walking Tours
Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29, 6pm – 8pm

Members: $10; Non-Members: $13. Register online here >>
Get chilled to the bone listening to haunting legends, superstitions, and local folklore as night descends. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Are there ghosts in Sun Tavern? Did witches really live here? Find out tonight!

Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes! Please register early, as this popular event fills quickly!

Halloween on the Green!
Sunday, October 29 from 12pm-4pm

The Fairfield Museum and History Center, in partnership with the Town of Fairfield, are presenting the 2nd Annual “Halloween on the Green” behind the Fairfield Museum and next to the Historic Town Green.
Find out more information here >>

The Lion’s Studio: Handmade By You!
Mondays – Nov. 13, 20, 27 Dec. 4, 11; 4pm-5:30pm; Ages 7-10.

Members: $100; Non-Members: $125. Register online here >>

Make personalized and creative projects for yourself and the people you love! Design and create inspiring necklaces, bracelets and magnets. Wrap them up in your own hand sewn bag and adorn with your own personalized and colorful gift tags. Be sure to bring in your gift giving list! Fun art exercises, gallery tours and games will keep children inspired!