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July 2020

Part Three: “The Burning of Fairfield” Three-part Mini-series!

July 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldMuseum/live/, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States

Join the Fairfield Museum’s Walt Matis on Facebook, Tuesday at 3:30PM for the final episode of our three-week virtual mini-series commemorating the infamous “Burning of Fairfield.” Learn about the event and what life was like in Fairfield during the American Revolution and June and July of 1779. Available at: https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldMuseum/live/

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Summer Workshop Session 1: Explore the Natural World

July 13 - July 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 16, 2020

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125 – $150

Explore the natural world surrounding the Fairfield Museum and learn about the history of people who have lived along the coast. Make a sketchbook, create drawings, paintings, and art inspired by nature. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound as we combine history, nature and art. Session 1: July 13 – 16 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members:…

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Virtual History Bites Three-Part Series: The Pequot War!

July 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Part One - Tuesday @ 3:30PM   Join Laurie Pasteryak on Tuesday for Part One of our three-part series that explores the Pequot War of 1637-1638 and its relationship to Fairfield. Pictured here, "Lion Gardiner in the Pequot War," by Charles Stanley Reinhart, ca. 1890, represents just one of the many ways the Pequot War is documented. Learn how the events of the Pequot War have impacted our worldview and how we can continue to learn about, and from, history. Available at: https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldMuseum/ In case you missed…

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Summer Workshop Session 2: Time Travelers

July 20 - July 23
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125 – $150

Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen! Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and c. 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses. Session 2: July 20 – 23 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Virtual History Bites Three-Part Series: The Pequot War!

July 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Part Two - Tuesday @ 3:30PM   Join Laurie Pasteryak on Tuesday for Part Two of our three-part series that explores the Pequot War of 1637-1638 and its relationship to Fairfield. Pictured here, "Lion Gardiner in the Pequot War," by Charles Stanley Reinhart, ca. 1890. Learn how the events of the Pequot War have impacted our worldview and how we can continue to learn about, and from, history.   Available at: https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldMuseum/In case you missed it, visit our Facebook Video page or our YouTube…

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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

When the town of Fairfield was first designed in 1639, a burying ground was laid out on Beach Road, just south of the Fairfield Museum. On this walking tour of the Old Burying Ground, learn about the sculptural designs on the tombstones and their meanings. Discover the historic beliefs about death and the value of life at the time through the stories of local families including Thaddeus and Eunice Burr, Jonathan Sturges, and Caleb Brewster, as well as many of…

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Summer Workshop Session 3: Art Adventures

July 27 - July 30
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125 – $150

Discover different art techniques while using the collection and current exhibitions as inspiration. Each activity will include a closer look at museum objects, followed by a related art project. Explore multiple themes throughout the week including nature, architecture, figures and fashion. Lessons will include drawing, painting, photography and collage. Session 3: July 27 – 30 | 9am – 12pm | Ages 8 – 12 Members: $125; Non-Members: $150

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Virtual History Bites Three-Part Series: The Pequot War!

July 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Part Three - Tuesday @ 3:30PM   Join Laurie Pasteryak on Tuesday for Part Three of our three-part series that explores the Pequot War of 1637-1638 and its relationship to Fairfield. Pictured here, "Lion Gardiner in the Pequot War," by Charles Stanley Reinhart, ca. 1890. Learn how the events of the Pequot War have impacted our worldview and how we can continue to learn about, and from, history. Available at: https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldMuseum/ In case you missed it, visit our Facebook Video page or our YouTube…

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Jazz Fridays! Tonight, Brian Torff & Friends

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from July 31 through August 28 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your own chairs or blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In case of inclement weather, visit fairfieldhistory.com or call (203) 259-1598 for updates prior to the performances. Brian Torff is a renowned bassist, composer, author and educator.  He is Professor…

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August 2020

“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fairfield and the surrounding area? Join us for a guided tour of the Town Hall Green and learn about the people, places, and events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native prehistoric village, the 1639 town center, “witch ducking experiments,” the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead, where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories, and more, await on a fascinating journey through time. $5…

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Summer Workshop Session 4: Time Travelers

August 3 - August 6
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125 – $150

Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen! Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and c. 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses. Session 4: August 3 – 6 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Fairfield’s “East Cemetery” Walking Tour – POSTPONED To August 12 @ 6:30

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

On this walking tour, we explore East Cemetery and its gravesites. In 1830, the First Located School Society in Fairfield bought the property to care for it and gave it its name. Learn about those buried there, specifically those with military background, and learn how their unique lives shaped Fairfield’s development and history. $5 for members, $10 for non-members Registration required. All participants much register online or call at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Unfortunately, no walk-ins…

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