Focus on Fairfield: Spring Speaker Series– Fairfield to Come
June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm$15.00
In this 4-session course at the Fairfield Museum, scholars and community leaders will share their perspectives related to diverse aspects of the town’s history. The course considers citizen advocacy and history from the colonial times to the present. It looks at how important events in our history have shaped present democracy, and considers some of the challenges and opportunities we may face in the future.
For our fourth and final event of the series, the Museum presents “Fairfield to Come.” How is Fairfield emerging Post-Covid? Where are we as a town? Where are we going? In this panel, leaders from Fairfield’s government, business, environmental, and cultural communities will discuss how Fairfield is emerging from the challenges of the past two years and will share some exciting opportunities that lay ahead. We’ll share strategies for how to get involved and make a difference in your town.
This panel discussion will be moderated by Michael Jehle, Executive Director of the Fairfield Museum. Participants include Brenda Kupchik Fairfield’s First Selectwoman, Beverly Balaz, President of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, David Brant, Executive Director, Aspetuck Land Trust, and Scott Jarzombek, Town Librarian.
Other series events include:
April 28th: Dr. Kevin McBride, noted archeologist and UConn professor will give an overview of CT’s Indigenous history and how the Pequot War ushered in the European settlement of Fairfield. Attendees will get a sneak peak of artifacts discovered in Southport from the 1637 Great Swamp Fight.
May 5th: Jennifer McLaughlin, from SHU’s history department will discuss the fascinating history of colonial Fairfield and how the turmoil of the Revolution forged this new community.
May 26th: Dr. Matthew Warshauer, professor of history at CCSU, will explore the Civil War era in his talk Copperheads in the Neighborhood: Fairfield County’s Opposition to the Civil War.
The course will run from 6:00-7:15 pm. The cost is $15 per session or $50 for all four sessions. Members may participate at a cost of $15 per session or $50 for all four sessions. Registration is required.