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August 2019

Summer Camp Session 6: Colonial Life

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$225 – $250

Step back in time and discover what life was like in Colonial times at the 1750 Ogden House, located at 1520 Bronson Road in Fairfield. Dipping candles, writing with a feather pen and ink, and making homemade butter and ice cream were all in a day’s work. Campers spend four days learning and playing at the Ogden House, a Fairfield Saltbox home dating back to 1750, and the final day on the historic Town Green exploring a 19th century schoolhouse…

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Brooklawn: A Walk in the Park – Opening Reception       

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The Brooklawn neighborhood developed as an outgrowth of Bridgeport’s industrial revolution, providing a specially designed enclave for the booming city’s business leaders. Enjoy photographer Ari Burling’s luminous early morning photographs of the Brooklawn neighborhood and its unique landscape and architecture. Historical vignettes of the home’s original owners and their businesses will be featured alongside objects from the Museum’s collections. Burling will open the reception with remarks about his photographs, and Fairfield Museum's Curator of Exhibitions Laurie Lamarre will speak on…

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Jazz Fridays: Jen Durkin and her jazz ensemble comprised of members of her band “The Business”

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

This concert series on the Fairfield Museum patio features the best talented regional jazz artists and ensembles! Bring your own chair or blanket. The concerts will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the performances will move indoors. Jazz Fridays is generously sponsored by Bank of America, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, with thanks to Alan and Sylvia Neigher and WPKN.  

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The 1750 Ogden House & Colonial Garden

August 25 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Open on Sundays, 1:00pm-4:00pm from June 2, – September 1, 2019 and by appointment. This saltbox house was built in 1750 for David Ogden at the time of his marriage to Jane Sturges. For the next 125 years it was home for the Ogden family in the farming and coastal shipping town of Fairfield. The property once included nearly 75 acres of farmland and several outbuildings. Today, the Ogden House welcomes visitors to discover more about the life of a colonial family.…

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Jazz Fridays: Chris Coogan Quartet

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Chris Coogan has spent a lifetime astounding audiences with his jazz and gospel music.   The N.Y Times calls him “a masterful pianist”.  Winner of the John Lennon song Writing Competition, he has recorded 8 CDS featuring his original jazz and gospel music.  He has performed at Manhattan’s Blue Note and Montreaux Jazz Festival and shared the spotlight with musical legends Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Paul Shaffer, Stevie Van Zant, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, Mavis Staples, Phoebe Snow and Lesley Gore. …

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September 2019

Make Your Mark: Closing Reception

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

  Join us for a Friday the 13th Happy Hour with live painting by John Paul O'Grodnick and complimentary refreshments. The last chance to see this exhibition before it closes.  How do you leave your mark on your community? On walls, on objects, on the human body, on paper…what does it mean to stamp your label, leave a paint stroke, sign your name, or sew a stitch? This exhibition explores how people – whether quilters, silversmiths, street artists or painters –…

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Executive Privilege – Its History of Use and Abuse

September 15 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Presented by the Fairfield League of Women Voters Although nowhere cited in the U.S. Constitution, presidents from George Washington on have asserted the claim now called “executive privilege” to resist efforts of Congress, the courts and the public to secure internal documents about their administrations. Is such a use of executive privilege a legitimate presidential power? Does it hold under definitive cases like U.S. v. Nixon? This presentation will explore the history behind this question, identifying the legal basis for…

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Famous Families of Fairfield Historical Bike Tour

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$8 – $10 29 tickets left

Fairfield residents are invited to join the Famous Families of Fairfield historic bike ride on Sunday, September 22 at 1:00PM. Hosted by the Fairfield Museum & History Center and the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, the tour will visit various points of interest and recount the stories of important families from Fairfield’s long history, many of whose names are still well documented on the streets and building of the town. “A bike tour provides a great way to access many…

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History Bites: American Lighthouses and the Restoration of Fayerweather Light with Jeremy D’Entremont

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jeremy D'Entremont is the historian and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation, the founder and chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is also the host of the podcast "Light Hearted" for the U.S. Lighthouse Society and has appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs discussing lighthouse history. His presentations always highlight the rich human history of lighthouses, focusing on the…

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October 2019

History Bites: A History of the American House Part II with John Milnes Baker

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

John Milnes Baker, AIA, architect and author, will be presenting the much anticipated PART II of “A History of the American House”. The program begins in the age of Jackson and covers through to the Stock Market Crash of 1929.   Extended Lunchtime Chat: 12pm-2pm Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation.         Architectural movements this lecture will cover: A    AMERICA COMES of AGE 1835-1876 1835-1876 From Irving’s Sunnyside to the Centennial Celebration PICTURESQUE ERA a) Gothic Revival…

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Legends and Hauntings Tour

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Get chilled to the bone listening to haunting legends, superstitions, and local folklore as night descends. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Are there ghosts in Sun Tavern? Did witches really live here? Find out tonight! Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes! Please register early, as this popular event does fill quickly. Please bring a flashlight!  

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Halloween on the Green

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The date is set for Fairfield’s most spirited annual family event, Halloween on the Green! Families are invited to come in costume to the Museum Commons behind the Fairfield Museum & History Center (370 Beach Road) on Sunday, October 27 at noon for a day of free, fantastic fun! This family event, presented by the Fairfield Museum and the Town of Fairfield, will feature trick-or-treating, giveaways, performances, parades, food trucks, bounce houses, games, crafts, activities and more! Elaborate Halloween displays…

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November 2019

2019 Pop Up Market

November 23 - November 24
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$350.00 – $500.00 15 tickets left

The Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Chapter of the National Charity League are pleased to invite you to participate in our 6th annual Holiday Pop-Up Market! We are proud to host this Market of holiday gifts once again as it has become a much-anticipated tradition in our community, a great opportunity for business owners like you, and a fruitful fundraiser for our organizations. We hope you’ll join us! 2019 Dates: Saturday, November 23 and Sunday November 24 – 10AM-4PM Submit…

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