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April 2019

Museum After Dark: Saying Yes: My Journey to Becoming an Adventure Photographer with Jen Edney

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Acclaimed adventure photographer Jen Edney will speak at the Fairfield Museum on Thursday, April 25 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for a special Museum After Dark event. Edney will share her experiences, videos and images from her time as a team photographer for the spectacular and grueling around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. Edney is a photographer and burgeoning filmmaker who takes her viewers on visual journeys. From mountains to seas, her aim is to capture the heart of each situation she shoots.…

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Roots to Branches Why Trees Matter

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Learn about the history of Connecticut’s forests, the condition of Fairfield’s trees and hear from those organizations that are proactively, replanting trees, creating corridors and green spaces for wildlife while reclaiming our native habitat. Learn how to plant a tree and properly apply mulch or take a tree ID walk with tree expert Don Parrot of CT Arborists Inc. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information email forestry@fairfieldct.org or call (203)…

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May 2019

Museum After Dark: Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Robin McPhillips will talk about her new book, Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York. Learn more about  the original owner of the Sturges Cottage, a Fairfield native who became part of the generation of leaders who founded the banks, railroads, and businesses that fueled America's rise as an economic power. Striking out from his home in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1822, Jonathan Sturges rose to become the lead partner of the largest coffee and tea trading house in New York.…

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CT Ancestry Society Meeting & Program

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free

To honor the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Connecticut Ancestry Society will have a special “show and tell” program where people will be invited to share their family members’ stories and artifacts related to the war. A series of speakers will be given 5-10 minutes to present their WWI research, objects, or stories about World War I that would be of interest to genealogists. If you have something to share, or would like to learn from others, please…

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History Bites: Rosie the Riveter’s Connecticut Story

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Gretchen Caulfield, Connecticut State Director of the American Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA), will discuss the many ways that women in Fairfield and throughout the state contributed to the war effort during World War II. From factory jobs to volunteer work, Connecticut women stepped up to do their part. Some of these unique stories from interviews will be highlighted. The Connecticut chapter works with “Rosies” and families of “Rosies” to preserve their stories for the ARRA national archives and book…

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Fairfield Museum Annual Meeting

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

For the purpose of electing new members and officers to the Board of Directors. Hear from J. Russell Jinishian, who runs the nation’s largest gallery specializing in fine marine and sporting art. He’ll talk about the historic Robert Lambdin mural, Old Black Rock Harbor, c. 1810, which is currently being restored and prepared for unveiling at the Museum in June. To support the restoration effort please visit our GoFundMe site

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Black Rock: 375 Opening Reception

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Opening Reception, Thursday, May 23, 6-8pm Ruth Carlson Horn Gallery Founded 375 years ago, the neighborhood of Black Rock has tied together the communities of Fairfield and Bridgeport, while retaining its unique personality and sense of place. Through the ages of sail, steam, and rail Black Rock has served as a beacon of ingenuity, strength, and comfort for its residents and visitors alike. Celebrate 375 years of Black Rock’s rich community history and heritage through rare artifacts and photographs –…

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Yoga Benefit Class: The Veterans Yoga Project

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Memorial Day is a time to remember and celebrate the men and woman of our armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Join Veterans Yoga Project, a non-profit 501(c)(3), for a yoga and meditation practice dedicated to honoring our nation's military. All funds raised will directly support Veterans Yoga Project in their mission of supporting veterans, families, and communities. Class will be held at the Fairfield Museum, Saturday morning May 25, from 8am - 9:30am. No prior experience is required;…

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Memorial Day Picnic

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The community is invited to bring family and friends, blankets and picnic baskets to extend the festivities at the Fairfield Museum after the Town Parade. Enjoy an afternoon of food, games, crafts, and fun activities for everyone! Find a partner for the three-legged race and get ready for the Watermelon Eating Contest!

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June 2019

Save the date: Up, Up & Away

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$250.00 – $500.00

On June 8, 2019, the Fairfield Museum will kick-off the Summer season of outdoor performances on the Museum Commons at an event not to be missed! The Gala Preview Party will be a spectacular dinner beneath the stars and welcome an A-list of guests representing leaders in the community, business and philanthropy who will enjoy: • Live music from Chris Coogan • Musical theater performances from Fairfield Center Stage • Specialty Cocktails on the Green • A farm-to-table dinner prepared…

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Summer Camp Session 1: Explore the World

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 28, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 4 tickets left

Explore the natural environment surrounding the Fairfield Museum and discover the people who’ve lived along the coast. Explore the wide variety of open spaces including Ash Creek, St. Mary’s by the Sea, Pine Creek, and Jennings Beach. Learn how to make a sketchbook like the famous explorers and make drawings, sketches, paintings, and notes on our journeys. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound. Can we…

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July 2019

Summer Camp Session 2: Time Travelers

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 12, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 28 tickets left

History comes to life through an exploration of historic sites and fascinating events. Step back in time when Native Americans lived on the coast, become an explorer or tavern keeper, learn about Victorian pastimes, and onwards through the mid-20th century. Become immersed in different time periods through trailblazing, historic tours, role playing, fun games and hands-on activities. Return to the present with a full week of amazing adventures and projects! Session 2: July 8 – 12 | 10am – 2pm…

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Summer Camp Session 3: Super Spies

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 19, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 24 tickets left

Discover the intrigue, drama and our local connection with George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring. Find out more about spies throughout history, from the intrigues in Egypt and Rome to James Bond and the Cold War. Learn the skills and build the tools necessary to become a “super spy” by studying the history of spy-making, creating codes and disguises. Your mission: discover the mole in our midst, work as a team to create spy challenges and develop endurance by training with…

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August 2019

Summer Camp Session 4: Fairy Tales

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 9, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 27 tickets left

Step into the magical realm of Fairy Tales! Celebrate timeless tales through art. Each day campers will listen and discuss a new fairy tale, create an art project using various mediums and techniques and retell the day's tale with a short group skit. Campers will enjoy learning and expressing themselves through the arts! Let’s have fun! Session 4: August 05-09 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 6 – 10 Members: $200; Non-Members: $225

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Summer Camp Session 5: Colonial Life

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 16, 2019

Ogden House, 1520 Bronson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
$225 – $250 7 tickets left

Step back in time and discover what life was like in Colonial times at the 1750 Ogden House, located at 1520 Bronson Road in Fairfield. Dipping candles, writing with a feather pen and ink, and making homemade butter and ice cream were all in a day’s work. Campers spend four days learning and playing at the Ogden House, a Fairfield Saltbox home dating back to 1750, and the final day on the historic Town Green exploring a 19th century schoolhouse…

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