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.
Museum After Dark: Resilient Bridgeport & Coastal Connecticut
Thursday, February 16, 6-8pm. Free.
What makes our communities stronger to prepare for changing weather patterns and hazardous storms? Join a panel of experts from across Connecticut to learn how different communities are tackling these programs. What approaches are communities taking to address climate change in the future? What partnerships are gaining traction to solve these problems? What role can homeowners play?
Family Focus: President’s Day Weekend
Gallery Tour & Creative Time: Long Island Sound – What’s In There?
Friday, February 17, 11am – 12:30pm. Free. Sponsored by People’s United Bank.
Find out about the history of living on Long Island Sound in our galleries and “Rising Tides” exhibition. Following our tour, we’ll make a creative craft diorama with found objects, clay and shells.
Rising Tides Gallery Tour & Film Screening
Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea Friday, February 17, 2pm – 3:30pm. Free.
Join Laurie Lamarre, Curator of Exhibitions, for a gallery tour of “Rising Tides, Fairfield’s Coast: Past to Future.” Gain an inside view of the research and history behind this exhibition about living on the coast and what the future brings as we face climate change. 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.
Family Focus: Kids in History, Way Back When!
Interactive Presentation for Families
Monday, February 20, 11am. Free. Sponsored by People’s United Bank.
What was life really like for kids during colonial times? Learn about the not-so-fun parts of childhood in this hands-on program. Change and swaddle a colonial “baby,” examine an antique chamber pot and find out what they used for toilet paper! Led by author, teacher and historian Velya Jancz-Urban, the “Grounded Goodwife.”
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.
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.
Women’s History Month Lecture: The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife
Sunday, March 5, 3pm – 5:30pm. Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.
Velya Jancz-Urban’s interactive presentation not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not about quilting bees and spinning wheels! Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women as you hear about how they dealt with women’s health issues, childbirth, sickness, and medicine.
Followed by a discussion, “Goodwives 2017 vs. Goodwives 1777,” led by Laurie Graham.