Programs & Events

Programs and Events

The Fairfield Museum offers a wide range of exhibitions programs for families, children, and adults! Our Summer Camp Adventures inspire children ages 4 – 16 to discover the world around them. 

1750 Ogden House Tours. Open Sundays through September, from 1pm – 4pm.
$5, $3 Students & Seniors; Free for Members. (Closed July 10)

OgdenHouseStep inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy.

Fairfield Town Green Walking TourTown Green Walking Tour
Members: $5; Non-members: $8. 2pm – 3:30pm.
Saturday, July 16:    Register online here >>   |   Saturday, August 20: Register online here >>

Do you have a burning question about the history of Fairfield? Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Green and learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Fairfield’s 375 years of history. Walk on the site of the 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” Pass by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy and learn how Thaddeus and Eunice Burr honored John’s aunt Lydia. These stories and more await on this fascinating journey.

Museum After Dark
YOU HAVE NO IDEA! How To Be More Creative — and Go From No Idea To Great Ideas
Thursday, July 21, 6 – 8pm. Read more here >>

Read to Me! Storytime
Wednesdays, July 6, August 3 & September 7, 10:30am – 11am. Free.

In celebration of reading and the Fabulous Animals exhibition, join Museum Docent Barbara Lucia for storytime. Explore the animal kingdom, nature and fables with stories illustrated and inspired by Robert Lawson, including The Story of Ferdinand, of course!

Gustave Whitehead Program at Fairfield MuseumFairfield Fly In
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:00am – 2pm. Free.

Celebrating the 115th anniversary of Gustave Whitehead’s flight in 1901 at Turney’s Farm in Fairfield. There will be a replica of Whitehead’s No. 21 “Flyer” on display, and Hobbytown will be giving aerial demonstrations of remote controlled aircraft and drones.

Learn more about Gustave Whitehead here >>