The Fairfield Museum inspires diverse learners to make history personal and meaningful through engaging and innovative education programs.

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Christine Jewell, Director of Education & Community Programs

The Fairfield Museum offers educational opportunities for students of all ages to make history engaging and meaningful. Our dynamic exhibitions tell important stories about the region’s history, and our varied educational programs engage students of all backgrounds and levels, from early childhood through adulthood.
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Education Programs

Walking Tours, Gallery Tours, Primary Source Workshops, Living History, Outreach Programs and tours of the 1750 Ogden House, serve over 6,000 students and educators from throughout the state. The Fairfield Museum has worked with local, regional, and state partners to offer training, support and resources for the new CT Social Studies Frameworks. Find out more >>

History Discovery!

The Fairfield Museum is committed to offering opportunities for schools in need through the generous support of funders and private donors. Program fee waivers and funds for buses are available on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum!  Find out more >>


Walter Matis, Program & Volunteer Coordinator

Professional Development & Teacher Resources

The Fairfield Museum is a regional leader in Professional Development for educators, providing lectures by historians and scholars, training, and workshops.
Resources for Educators including Teacher Guides, Primary Source Kits, student activities and other tools for classroom instruction. For more information on education programs, call the Education Department at 203-259-1598 or use our contact form.

Higher Education Partners:
Central Connecticut State University, Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, Sacred Heart University, and University of Connecticut Neag School of Education

Comments from Educators:

“The Fairfield Museum provides outstanding materials and support for classroom teachers as they prepare to have their students engaged in inquiry activities.” Stephen Armstrong, CT State Department of Education.

“The teachers have raved about their experience at the Fairfield Museum. They felt that it was rich in content and super engaging.

“Well-organized and kid-friendly!”

“It was a wonderful experience, couldn’t ask for more.”

 “My students were captivated and asked interesting questions.”

 “Everything in this program fits in beautifully with the curriculum.”

 “All of our students found something to contribute, find interesting, and to talk about on the ride home and later in class. This was an incredibly positive experience for all of us.”