About Us

About the Fairfield Museum and History Center

Fairfield Museum and History CenterThe Fairfield Museum and History Center opened to the public on September 16, 2007.  Seven years in the making, this educational and cultural facility unveils a vital new chapter in the history of our community. Find out more about visiting the Museum.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history, art and humanities to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. We connect people around the complex history of Fairfield, CT and surrounding communities so that together we may shape a more informed future.

Our vision is to use history to strengthen community and shape its future. We believe the humanities and the arts are powerful platforms for examining and understanding the civic values and responsibilities of our democratic society. As a public forum for the process of shared discovery, we celebrate and cultivate the elements that create and bind community: complex stories and artistic expressions from multiple points of view that explore the diverse legacies of our region.

Please view the short video below to learn how we use our mission to guide our educational programming: