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April 2021

Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 87 tickets left
Research in the Library

Join Collections Manager Diane Lee and Library Director Karen Burke for the April Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up. This month, special guest Laurie Pasteryak (Director of Interpretation at the Fairfield Museum) will explore historic resources available for understanding Black, Native American and persons of color genealogical research. Laurie will provide a unique look into examples from some local archives and repositories, as well as share some readily available resources. Before coming to Fairfield, Laurie spent 10 years working in the Research Center…

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May 2021

“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00 7 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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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00 5 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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Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

May 27 @ 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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June 2021

Fairfield’s “East Cemetery” Walking Tour

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00 9 tickets left

On this walking tour, we explore East Cemetery and its gravesites. In 1830, the First Located School Society in Fairfield bought the property to care for it and gave it its name. Learn about those buried there, specifically those with military background, and learn how their unique lives shaped Fairfield’s development and history. $5 for members, $10 for non-members Registration required. All participants much register online or call at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Unfortunately, no walk-ins…

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“Old Post Road” Walking Tour

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00 4 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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“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

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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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

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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July 2021

Summer Workshop Session 1: Explore the Natural World

July 12 - July 15
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 7 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: July 12 – 15 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members:…

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Fairfield’s “East Cemetery” Walking Tour

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

On this walking tour, we explore East Cemetery and its gravesites. In 1830, the First Located School Society in Fairfield bought the property to care for it and gave it its name. Learn about those buried there, specifically those with military background, and learn how their unique lives shaped Fairfield’s development and history. $5 for members, $10 for non-members Registration required. All participants much register online or call at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Unfortunately, no walk-ins…

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Summer Workshop Session 2: Time Travelers

July 19 - July 22
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 4 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 2: July 19 – 22 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Summer Workshop Session 3: Art Adventures

July 26 - July 29
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 7 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: July 26 – 29 | 9am – 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

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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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 6 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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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 7 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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Summer Workshop Session 6: Time Travelers

August 16 - August 19
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 6 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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Summer Workshop Session 7: Art Adventures

August 23 - August 26
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00 5 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 | 9am – 12pm | Ages 8 – 12 Members: $125; Non-Members: $150

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