IMAGES 2018 Juried Exhibition

On view through April 15, 2018
The Fairfield Museum has selected 47 photographs from professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts for the IMAGES 2018 Juried Photography exhibition. Find out more here >>

Our Woven Community

On view through April 29, 2018
Headquartered at the Burroughs Community Center in Bridgeport, Our Woven Community empowers refugee women to learn entrepreneurial skills and become self-sufficient leaders and business people, by creating and selling handbags, scarves, and other items. This display accompanies our exhibition, “An American Story: Finding Home in Fairfield County.”

An American Story: Finding Home in Fairfield County

On view through July 23, 2018

This exhibition highlights the experiences of refugees and immigrants who have built new lives in Fairfield County. A series of photographic portraits and biographical narratives share how eight individuals from Cambodia, Congo, Cuba, Hungary, India, Rwanda, and Syria have rebuilt their lives and created a sense of home. This exhibition honors  the 100th anniversary of the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. Find out more here >>

Also on View

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past  |  Ongoing

This hands-on exhibition invites visitors to explore the history of Fairfield and its region over the past four centuries. Look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher a spy code, and look through the windows of a trolley. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built communities over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities.
Sponsored by CT Humanities, Fairfield County Community Foundation, The Perry Family and Southport Area Association.

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Gustave Whitehead: First to Fly

Gustave Whitehead was the first to fly a powered airplane, although his flights in Fairfield and Stratford in 1901 and 1902 are not nearly as well-known throughout the world as the Wright brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903. This mini-exhibition in the library foyer displays items from the museum’s William O’Dwyer/Gustave Whitehead Research Collection, which is available for research in the library. More information about Gustave Whitehead is available here.