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. 

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.

March 29: Wonder Women in Fairfield & CT
April 26: Beekeeping Past & Present with Ann Murray, Backyard Beekeepers Association
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.

wwi_imageWorld War I Digitization Day
Saturday, March 25, 11am -3pm at the Pequot Library.
Co-sponsored by the Fairfield Museum & History Center.

Do you have your grandfather’s WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War One by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We’ll scan or photograph the pictures, letters or souvenirs you bring in and return them to you the same day. This event is organized by the Connecticut State Library; for more information, click here >>

ImmigrationMarch26LECTURE Immigration: The Facts of the Matter
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Reception – 2:30pm Talk and Q&A – 3pm to 5pm Free and Open to the Public.
Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters.

Featuring Alicia Kinsman, Managing Attorney at the International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN). Ms. Kinsman will discuss issues facing immigrants and refugees: fundamentals of immigration law, steps to citizenship, barriers to that citizenship, and the resources available to immigrants and refugees. “Illegals”, “undocumented”, “Dreamers”, “work visas”, “green cards” ─ Fairfield League of Women Voters thinks it important to understand these terms and the implications for those who live with them and for public policy.

Docent Information Session: Fairfield 101
Monday, March 27, 1pm – 3pm or Saturday, May 13 from 9:30am – 11am

Are you a lifelong learner with a passion for sharing history? Find out about becoming a Museum Docent! Docents are trained volunteer educators who present guided tours and other education programs to students and adults. RSVP to Christine Jewell, 203-259-1598.

AprilFoolsFamilyParty_webApril Fools Family Party
Friday, March 31, 6pm – 8pm. Adults: $15; Children: $10; Family of Four: $45. Reserve tickets by Monday, March 27. Click here to purchase tickets >>

Join us for a fun and funky dance party! Come to the Fairfield Museum for its 2nd Annual April Fools Night event, featuring Double Up Dance Studio, family foolery, games, crazy crafts, dessert by Shake Shack, and kid-friendly cuisine (including famous chicken nuggets) courtesy of Garden Catering! Dress in your wacky, funky or tie-dye inspired by the exhibit opening of “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Fairfield in the 60s and 70s.” Sponsored by Newman’s Own, Shake Shack, Garden Catering and Town Vibe/Fairfield Magazine.

ButlerFashionShowFashionable Fairfield: A Jennifer Butler Fashion Show & Lunch
Thursday, April 6, 2017,  Noon – 2pm

Featuring themes from the Museum’s latest exhibition, Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Fairfield in the 1960s and 1970s, Jennifer Butler will discuss how retro styles influence fashion today while showing her newest collection. Event Chair: Jennifer Hinkle.

Tickets: $40. Individual tickets or ticket packages to attend with friends available to purchase here >>

Generously sponsored by Pascale Communications and Coreen’s Bridge Floral Shop. Media sponsor: VENU Magazine.

April Vacation Programs – Spring Into Fun! Family Focus Activities are Free, sponsored by People’s United Bank

Join us to explore fun and funky activities in celebration of our latest exhibition Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation on Fairfield in the 60s and 70s. Enjoy a Scavenger Hunt in the galleries all day and these activities in the afternoon. Recommended for ages 5+ but all are welcome!

Crafts2_webFamily Focus: Space Race | Tuesday, April 11, 2pm – 3pm.

Build and paint your own rocket from a variety of recycled materials and create “moon rocks” while learning about America’s race to the moon in the 60s.

Family Focus: Love Bugs | Wednesday, April 12, 2pm – 3pm.

Assemble and color a VW Beetle or Bus while listening (and dancing to) a groovy mix of 60s and 70s music.

Family Focus: Spin & Yarn Art | Thursday, April 13, 2pm – 3pm.

Enjoy some fun art projects popular in the 60s and 70s! Make a psychedelic spin art painting and create a “Universe Eye” with funky yarn!

Family Focus: Colorful & Cool Collage Eggs | Friday, April 14, 2pm – 3pm.

Collage a wide array of your own plastic eggs with this easy project using kaleidoscope colors, papers and patterns!

April Vacation Workshops:
FamilyHandcrafted_March20_webWonderful Weaving
Wednesday, April 12, 9am – 12pm. Ages 8 – 12. Members: $20; Non-Members: $25. Pre-register online here >>

Master Artist, textile designer, and weaving instructor Ruben Marroquin will demonstrate the ancient art of weaving. Learn to weave with simple techniques on a table loom and take home a finished woven bracelet or bookmark.

Ruben Marroquin has a weaving studio and storefront at the Arcade Mall in Bridgeport, CT. He has conducted weaving demonstrations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Westport Library, and every year at the Bridgeport Arts Fest. Marroquin has also been invited to show his work at the Metropolitan Museum, Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Fuller Craft Museum and will participate in the Textile Biennial at the Rijswijk Museum in Holland.

Funky Tie-Dye | Thursday, April 13, 9am – 12pm. Ages 8 – 12.
Members: $20; Non-Members: $25. Register online here >>

Join Director of Education Christine Jewell to create colorful and groovy tie-dye t-shirts or bring other items to dye (like socks or white hats)!

FLHS_Nick_webJunior Docent Program
Application Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017

The Fairfield Museum Junior Docent Program provides a unique opportunity for regional high school students to develop important public speaking and engagement skills while learning about and sharing the history of Fairfield and our nation. Read more and download the application here >>