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December 2022

Build-a-Train Family Workshop

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $8.00

10am, 12pm, and 2pm Choo choo! Build & paint your own wooden model train and create an immersive, wintry landscape. Each workshop session will last 90 minutes.   Space is limited. Registration is required. $8 per adult, $5 per child (includes Museum admission).    

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Open 10am-4pm: Holiday Express Train Show

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 11, 2022

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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December 3, 2022 – January 2, 2023 Don’t miss this holiday tradition! Young and old alike delight in the large and small scale model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield-based Housatonic Model Railroad Club, the Connecticut G-Scalers Club, and the Central Connecticut G-Gaugers Club will be on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas, and antique trains in this eye-popping holiday display.     Hours Monday-Thursday:…

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Special Hours! 4-7pm: Holiday Express Train Show

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Warm up at the Fairfield Museum after the town's tree lighting and explore the Holiday Express Train Show! Young and old alike will delight in the model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery.  Special Admission Rate: $3 per person/$10 per family.   Click here to learn more about the Holiday Express Train Show.

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Toy Train Appraisal Event

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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$10.00 7 tickets left

Stop by the Fairfield Museum for a special opportunity to have your toy trains appraised by Mark Tobias (TCA 88-28177). Mark Tobias is a seasoned and knowledgeable dealer, broker & consultant with 40 years of experience, specializing in vintage toys and trains. He collects antiques and has knowledge in many other areas. His passion is helping folks dispose of their lifelong collections. He was an auctioneer for 35 years and now jobs himself out to proof and write toy and…

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Open 10am-1pm: Holiday Express Train Show

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 15, 2022

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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December 3, 2022 – January 2, 2023 Don’t miss this holiday tradition! Young and old alike delight in the large and small scale model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield-based Housatonic Model Railroad Club, the Connecticut G-Scalers Club, and the Central Connecticut G-Gaugers Club will be on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas, and antique trains in this eye-popping holiday display.     Hours Monday-Thursday:…

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Open 10am-4pm: Holiday Express Train Show

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 18, 2022

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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December 3, 2022 – January 2, 2023 Don’t miss this holiday tradition! Young and old alike delight in the large and small scale model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield-based Housatonic Model Railroad Club, the Connecticut G-Scalers Club, and the Central Connecticut G-Gaugers Club will be on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas, and antique trains in this eye-popping holiday display.     Hours Monday-Thursday:…

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Open 10am-1pm: Holiday Express Train Show

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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December 3, 2022 – January 2, 2023 Don’t miss this holiday tradition! Young and old alike delight in the large and small scale model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield-based Housatonic Model Railroad Club, the Connecticut G-Scalers Club, and the Central Connecticut G-Gaugers Club will be on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas, and antique trains in this eye-popping holiday display.     Hours Monday-Thursday:…

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Open 10am-4pm: Holiday Express Train Show

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 24, 2022

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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December 3, 2022 – January 2, 2023 Don’t miss this holiday tradition! Young and old alike delight in the large and small scale model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield-based Housatonic Model Railroad Club, the Connecticut G-Scalers Club, and the Central Connecticut G-Gaugers Club will be on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas, and antique trains in this eye-popping holiday display.     Hours Monday-Thursday:…

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Museum Closed

December 25
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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The Fairfield Museum will be closed today for the Christmas holiday. We will re-open at 10am on Monday, 12/26.

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Open 10am-4pm: Holiday Express Train Show

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2022

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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December 3, 2022 – January 2, 2023 Don’t miss this holiday tradition! Young and old alike delight in the large and small scale model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield-based Housatonic Model Railroad Club, the Connecticut G-Scalers Club, and the Central Connecticut G-Gaugers Club will be on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas, and antique trains in this eye-popping holiday display.     Hours Monday-Thursday:…

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Drop-in: Paint-a-Train

December 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 28, 2022

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Monday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 28 from 11 am to 3 pm on each day Drop in during the winter break to paint a wooden model train (while supplies last).    Space is limited. $8 per adult, $5 per child (includes Museum admission).    

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January 2023

Museum Closed

January 1, 2023
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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The Fairfield Museum will be closed today for New Year's Day. We will re-open at 10 am on Monday, 1/2.

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Open 10am-4pm: Holiday Express Train Show

January 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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December 3, 2022 – January 2, 2023 Don’t miss this holiday tradition! Young and old alike delight in the large and small scale model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield-based Housatonic Model Railroad Club, the Connecticut G-Scalers Club, and the Central Connecticut G-Gaugers Club will be on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas, and antique trains in this eye-popping holiday display.     Hours Monday-Thursday:…

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Community Day: All Together Now

January 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join local author and illustrator Lizzy Rockwell for a special celebration of joy, friendship, and community action. Inspired by her book The All-Together Quilt (winner of the 2021 Connecticut Book Award), families and friends of all ages are invited to drop in on a reading along with hands-on activities such as designing a paper quilt block, hand sewing with felt, and a quilting bee. Visitors can also explore the new exhibition “The Social History…

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History Bites: The Thread – My Creative Journey

January 25, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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The instinct to create is universal, but what is it that spurs some to continue on that path and forge a career from it? In conjunction with the exhibition "The Social Life of Quilts: Highlights from the Collection," join Denyse Schmidt, former graphic designer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, as she takes you on a richly visual (and sometimes hilarious) journey highlighting the twists and turns, the influences and inspirations, that led to her unique quilts becoming…

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February 2023

Family Workshop: Fancy a Tyrolean Hat?

February 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Taking inspiration from the beloved character Lowly Worm created by Richard Scarry, make your own Tyrolean hat to take home. Then, try dressing up like some of the Busytown characters as you explore the special exhibition “The Road to Busytown: Richard Scarry’s Life in Fairfield County.” Drop-in. Free with Museum admission. Recommended for ages 3+.

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History Bites: These Walls Can Talk: The Often Untold, Mostly Misunderstood, and Occasionally Amusing Story of Connecticut’s New Deal Post Office Murals

February 22, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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The walls of your local post office have a story to tell. Between 1934 and 1943 the federal government placed over forty murals on the walls of twenty-three Connecticut post offices, including six in Fairfield County. For the last eighty years, the murals have been overlooked, misunderstood, and misinterpreted. Why are they there? Who put them up? What do they represent? Join historian Todd Jones to hear the stories of art, hope, and the Great Depression behind the murals. Free with Museum…

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