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Connecticut Open House Day at the Ogden House & Dooryard Garden
June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On June 11, from 10am — 4pm, the Fairfield Museum is participating in Connecticut’s Open House Day—a statewide celebration of our state’s fascinating world of art, history, and cultural treasures.
• Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House (10 – 4) to see how people lived in the 18th Century. The Museum will also have an archeology display and a living history demonstration for you to enjoy.
• Stroll the historic 18th century Dooryard Gardens, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club since 1934. Enjoy more than 60 plants and herbs grown in colonial America in the 1700s, and visit the stream-side or “riparian” garden to learn how these native plantings improve stream quality, reduce erosion, and feed our native insects, birds and bees. NOTE: Fairfield Garden Club members will be in the garden from 11 – 3 to share stories of Colonial herbs and flowers. Enjoy complimentary Colonial treats and iced tea, make a garden “posie” to take with you, and learn about the Ogden bees and beekeeping (beekeeping from 12 – 3).
• Meet the Fairfield Pollinator Pathway team, who will explain how you can help save our important pollinator insects and bees.
• Take the self-guided Tree Tour at Oak Lawn Cemetery & Arboretum (right next door). Walk the park-like grounds and see large specimen trees that are linked to free audio tours. You can also see the 9/11 Memorial site and visit the Pollinator Garden.
Admission is free! Come join us!