Museum Commons & Town Green

Museum Commons

The Fairfield Museum and History Center has spearheaded the revitalization of the historic Town Green campus to create a dynamic regional destination that will connect art, performance, history and community. The new center for cultural activity – The Museum Commons – will launch this summer with live theater,  festivals, concerts and more!

Victorian CottageOn Saturday, June 3, 2017, the Fairfield Museum will celebrate the last 10 years of success and kick-off this next phase with an event not to be missed – The Gala on the Green!

On Saturday, June 10, 2017 new exhibitions will open to the public in three buildings on the Museum Commons: Victorian Cottage and Barn (1888) and Sun Tavern (c.1780). More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Interactive and hands-on experiences for adults, children and families will interweave topics such as society, the environment, family life, politics and agriculture, linking them to the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition, Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past. The project strengthens the Fairfield Museum’s core mission to make history personal, engaging, and meaningful by connecting people with the complex history of this region and its broader context in the nation and the world.

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Visitors to the Fairfield Museum and History Center discover the rich history of the Town Green through informative signs featuring historic photographs placed throughout the historic center of Fairfield. Visitors will be able to read the stories about the people, events, and sites that have made Fairfield such a unique community for more than three centuries.