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July 2021

Summer Workshop Session 3: Art Adventures

July 26 - July 29
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00

Discover different art techniques while using the collection and current exhibitions as inspiration. Each activity will include a closer look at museum objects, followed by a related art project. Explore multiple themes throughout the week including nature, architecture, figures and fashion. Lessons will include drawing, painting, photography and collage. Session 3: July 26 – 29 | 9:30am – 12pm | Ages 8 – 12 Members: $125; Non-Members: $150

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“Old Post Road” Walking Tour

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00 1 ticket left

Join us on a tour down the Old Post Road which once served as the primary thoroughfare through Fairfield dating back hundreds of years. Originally a Native American shoreline trading and traveling route, it was named as a section of “King’s Highway” in the 1700s, and by the 1800s, it was renamed Main Street. Travel back through time on this walking tour to learn the route’s fascinating history along with the many amazing historic sites on its path including the…

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Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 90 tickets left
Research in the Library

Join Collections Manager Diane Lee and Library Director Karen Burke in this Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up. Meet with like-minded researchers and bring your questions for Diane and Karen as they share techniques and challenges. Registration required for each meeting. Access to this program is free for members, the cost for non-members is $10. Members will be emailed a coupon code. If you are a member and did not receive a coupon code, please contact us at info@fairfieldhs.org. Not a museum member?…

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August 2021

Summer Workshop Session 4: Time Travelers

August 2 - August 5
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 3 tickets left

Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen! Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and c. 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses. Session 4: August 2 – 5 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Jazz Fridays: Brian Torff

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 6 through August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In the case of inclement weather we will make every effort to reschedule the performance.  Brian Torff is the Music Program Director at Fairfield University, and helped curate the Jazz Fridays series.…

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Summer Workshop Session 5: Explore the Natural World

August 9 - August 12
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 10 tickets left

Explore the natural world surrounding the Fairfield Museum and learn about the history of people who have lived along the coast. Make a sketchbook, create drawings, paintings, and art inspired by nature. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound as we combine history, nature and art. Session 1: August 9– 12 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00 17 tickets left

When the town of Fairfield was first designed in 1639, a burying ground was laid out on Beach Road, just south of the Fairfield Museum. On this walking tour of the Old Burying Ground, learn about the sculptural designs on the tombstones and their meanings. Discover the historic beliefs about death and the value of life at the time through the stories of local families including Thaddeus and Eunice Burr, Jonathan Sturges, and Caleb Brewster, as well as many of…

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Jazz Fridays: Coppola Jazz with Amanda Bellitto

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 6 through August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In the case of inclement weather we will make every effort to reschedule the performance.  Amanda Bellitto is a singer-songwriter with a flair for jazz. She began a career in performance at…

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Summer Workshop Session 6: Time Travelers

August 16 - August 19
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 9 tickets left

Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen! Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and c. 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses. Session 4: August 16 – 19 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Jazz Fridays: Vinny and Ray

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 6 through August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In the case of inclement weather we will make every effort to reschedule the performance.  Vinny and Ray are an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz group consisting of eight members. The group performs hardcore…

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“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00 17 tickets left

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fairfield and the surrounding area? Join us for a guided tour of the Town Hall Green and learn about the people, places, and events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native prehistoric village, the 1639 town center, “witch ducking experiments,” the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead, where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories, and more, await on a fascinating journey through time. $5…

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Summer Workshop Session 7: Art Adventures

August 23 - August 26
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 6 tickets left

Discover different art techniques while using the collection and current exhibitions as inspiration. Each activity will include a closer look at museum objects, followed by a related art project. Explore multiple themes throughout the week including nature, architecture, figures and fashion. Lessons will include drawing, painting, photography and collage. Session 3: August 23 – 26 | 9:30am – 12pm | Ages 8 – 12 Members: $125; Non-Members: $150

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Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 90 tickets left
Research in the Library

Join Collections Manager Diane Lee and Library Director Karen Burke in this Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up. Meet with like-minded researchers and bring your questions for Diane and Karen as they share techniques and challenges. Registration required for each meeting. Access to this program is free for members, the cost for non-members is $10. Members will be emailed a coupon code. If you are a member and did not receive a coupon code, please contact us at info@fairfieldhs.org. Not a museum member?…

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Jazz Fridays: Chris Coogan

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 6 through August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In the case of inclement weather we will make every effort to reschedule the performance.  Chris Coogan has played pop with Phoebe Snow, Donna Summers, Bette Middler and Darlene Love, broadway with…

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September 2021

“Old Post Road” Walking Tour

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00 20 tickets left

Join us on a tour down the Old Post Road which once served as the primary thoroughfare through Fairfield dating back hundreds of years. Originally a Native American shoreline trading and traveling route, it was named as a section of “King’s Highway” in the 1700s, and by the 1800s, it was renamed Main Street. Travel back through time on this walking tour to learn the route’s fascinating history along with the many amazing historic sites on its path including the…

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November 2021

2021 Pop Up Market

November 20 - November 21
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$300.00 – $400.00 12 tickets left

The Fairfield Museum is pleased to announce the 7th annual Holiday Pop-Up Market! This festive Market of holiday gifts at the Museum is a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season! With a range of exciting vendors we hope you join us! 2021 Dates: Saturday, November 20 and Sunday November 21 – 10AM-4PM To become a vendor see table reservation information below. Early Bird pricing will be available through August 31, 2021.  Food vendors are welcome, however, please note that food…

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