Fairfield Museum Gala Committee

Gin & Jazz | Saturday, May 14, 7pm – 10pm.

Thank you to our Committee, sponsors and supporters for another great event! The theme was “Gin & Jazz,” and guests enjoyed both while supporting the Fairfield Museum on a crisp spring evening. Attendees enjoyed live jazz, food from Susan Kane Catering, gin libations from Litchfield Distillery and champagne cocktails featuring Hartford Flavor Co. To cap off the evening, guests indulged in a dessert candy bar courtesy of Saugatuck Sweets. A live auction to benefit the Museum’s education programming raised additional funds to support field trips for underserved students from Norwalk and Bridgeport.




Fairfield Museum’s Previous Special Events
2015 Fall Gala Benefit and Opening of Handcrafted: Artisans Past & Present, Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thank you to all of our sponsors, artists and attendees for another successful event!

Sponsors were Brody Wilkinson, P.C., Pascale Communications Consulting and media sponsor Fairfield Living Magazine. Additional support and donations were provided by Susan Kane Catering, Fascia’s Chocolates, Tito’s Vodka, Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market, Ellen Gould, Universal Printing, Oliver Nurseries, Mo’s Wine & Spirits, State Senator Tony Hwang, Elegant Effects in Floral Design & Peter Stephens.

Fairfield Cup Cocktail Reception + Exhibition Opening,  June 11, 2015

Team Brooklawn

Team Brooklawn: Peter Donnelly, Jim Fatsi, Mike Hooper and Ellen Delucia.

Summer is in full swing at the Fairfield Museum with the opening of our latest exhibition, Fairfield’s Fairways: 120 Years of Golf . Loaded with local history, the exhibit offers a historical perspective on the game, as well as the golf courses, their founders and designers, the tournaments they’ve hosted … and the great players to emerge from their fairways.

Close to 200 guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and the presentation of The Fairfield Cup,  a 27-hole tournament that took place earlier in the day (9 holes at each of  the private clubs). Brooklawn edged out CC of Fairfield, The Patterson Club, H. Smith Richardson or Fairchild Wheeler to win the cup.



Photos: Mike Lauterborn. Thank you to our sponsors:





IMAGES 2015 Gala, Thursday, May 14, 2015

The festive evening began with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a preview tour of the exhibition by featured photographer Howard Schatz, who described his technique for photographing models underwater and  discussed highlights of his 25 year career.

Later in the evening, The Grand Prize winners of IMAGES 2015 Juried Photography Show were announced: Hannah Gelnaw of New Canaan won the Student category for her work, American Summer and Kate Eisemann of Fairfield was awarded the Professional/Serious Amateur grand prize for her work Catscan. Read more…

The event concluded with a raffle with proceeds benefiting the Museum’s educational programming. Thank you to all who attended and to our sponsors.


Fashion  & Fantasy Mimosa Brunch, March 8, 2015

Spring was in the air at the Fairfield Museum on March 8. Beautiful models strutted down the runway with special occasion, spring fashions by New York designer and Fairfield native, James Coviello. Guests enjoyed a delicious Mimosa Brunch catered by Festivities and met Mary Thornton of Party Party,   photographer Bruce Platkin, calligrapher Grace Connell,  chocolatier Beniot & Sylvie Fortin and event stager for Pottery Barn, Jude Healy.  Guests also took in Fairfield Museum’s new exhibit Fashion & Fantasy: 250 Years of Wedding Dresses, which  highlights the changing styles of wedding gowns over several centuries, from 18th-century silk and military-inspired Civil War dresses to the ubiquitous white dress of today. On view until May 31.

375th Birthday Party Gala

More than 200 party-goers packed the Fairfield Museum on October 25th to celebrate the founding of Fairfield. Guests were treated to Dinner by the Bite, live music, a live and silent auction and an illusionist who added a little “magic” to the evening. The 375th Birthday Party, supported by sponsors J.P. Morgan Chase, Brody Wilkinson PC, Knight Rolleri Sheppard, Orthopedic Specialist Group PC and Pascale Communications, was the Museum’s premier fundraising event of the year, raising just over $57,000 for its educational programs. Each year, more than 5,500 school-aged children and adult learners participate in the Museum’s programs to learn about the past and their community.