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February 2020

Gail Collins: No Stopping Us Now!

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$50.00 Sold out

The Kickoff Event for the Fairfield Museum’s 2020 Series: Voting Was Just the Beginning: 100 Years of Women Making History A Celebration of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage Please mark your calendars and join us for this very special VIP event! On Sunday, February 9 at 4pm, the Fairfield Museum presents an afternoon with prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Gail Collins to kick off the Museum’s exciting lecture series that honors and celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s…

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History Bites: Captain Robert Novak: A First Responder’s History

February 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Join Captain Robert Novak, Bridgeport firefighter and historian, as he shares the history of Bridgeport’s fire department, with an insider first responder’s view about what happens when major weather events, like debilitating snowstorms and tornadoes, challenge the region. Robert Novak has been studying local history for over 25 years. He is currently an independent community historian and a captain in the Bridgeport Fire Department, an officer in the Bridgeport Firefighters' Historical Society, and has written four books including "Images of…

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Hot Cocoa with a Hero

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Drop into the Fairfield Museum a meet first responders from the Town of Fairfield! Today’s program includes hot cocoa a craft, and emergency safety-based activities. This Family Focus program honors local first responders in coordination with the Museum’s Local Heroes: What’s Your Emergency? exhibition. Free! Sponsored by 

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March 2020

Celebrate International Women’s Day #EachforEqual

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

An equal world is an enabled world. Celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8 with free admission to the Fairfield Museum, and craft your sash to challenge stereotypes and fight bias to help broaden perceptions and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. Let's all be #EachforEqual. Sponsored by

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Whatever Happened to the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)?

March 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
ERA demonstration

Learn the history of the ERA, its controversy, and why the fight in Congress is still going (since 1923!) with Cindy Wolfe Boynton, president, Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women, and Christine DeTroy, Holocaust survivor and author of Remembering: Years of Hiding Behind Silence.

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April 2020

American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution with author, Nina Sankovitch

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

American Rebels explores how the desire for independence cut across class lines, binding people together as well as dividing them—rebels versus loyalists—as they pursued commonly-held goals of opportunity, liberty, and stability. Nina Sankovitch’s new book shares, for the first time, the intertwined lives of the Hancock, Quincy, and Adams families, and the role each person played in sparking the American Revolution. Before they were central figures in American history, John Hancock, John Adams, Josiah Quincy Junior, Abigail Smith Adams, and…

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