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June 2019

Summer Camp Session 1: Explore the World

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 28, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225

Explore the natural environment surrounding the Fairfield Museum and discover the people who’ve lived along the coast. Explore the wide variety of open spaces including Ash Creek, St. Mary’s by the Sea, Pine Creek, and Jennings Beach. Learn how to make a sketchbook like the famous explorers and make drawings, sketches, paintings, and notes on our journeys. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound. Can we…

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Fairfield Center Stage presents Barnum

June 27 - June 29
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Fairfield Center Stage presents Barnum June 27,  8:00 - 10:00pm June 28, 7:30 - 9:30pm June 29, 2:00-4:30pm June 29, 7:30 - 10:00pm   Reserve VIP Tickets Available NOW HERE Free General Admission Starring Javier Colon from The Voice! This musical based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum will take place outdoors on the Museum Commons and is free to the public. For more information visit Fairfield Center Stage. Presented in partnership with Barnum Festival and Barnum Museum.

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The 1750 Ogden House & Colonial Garden

June 30 @ 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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July 2019

The Road to Independence: The Burning of Fairfield

July 6 @ 1:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10 – $15 6 tickets left

This brand new, outdoor performance and short walking tour will take place over the Independence Day weekend on the historic Museum Commons and Town Green.  On July 7, 1779 the town of Fairfield was invaded in an attack by 2,500 British troops.  The local Patriot militia fought valiantly to protect the town's homes and property from destruction, but by the end of the day on July 8th, more than 170 structures had been burned, or were burning, in the once…

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The Road to Independence: The Burning of Fairfield

July 6 @ 2:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10 – $15 20 tickets left

This brand new, outdoor performance and short walking tour will take place over the Independence Day weekend on the historic Museum Commons and Town Green.  On July 7, 1779 the town of Fairfield was invaded in an attack by 2,500 British troops.  The local Patriot militia fought valiantly to protect the town’s homes and property from destruction, but by the end of the day on July 8th, more than 170 structures had been burned, or were burning, in the once…

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The Road to Independence: The Burning of Fairfield

July 7 @ 2:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10 – $15 10 tickets left

This brand new, outdoor performance and short walking tour will take place over the Independence Day weekend on the historic Museum Commons and Town Green.  On July 7, 1779 the town of Fairfield was invaded in an attack by 2,500 British troops.  The local Patriot militia fought valiantly to protect the town's homes and property from destruction, but by the end of the day on July 8th, more than 170 structures had been burned, or were burning, in the once…

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The Road to Independence: The Burning of Fairfield

July 7 @ 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10 – $15 35 tickets left

This brand new, outdoor performance and short walking tour will take place over the Independence Day weekend on the historic Museum Commons and Town Green.  On July 7, 1779 the town of Fairfield was invaded in an attack by 2,500 British troops.  The local Patriot militia fought valiantly to protect the town’s homes and property from destruction, but by the end of the day on July 8th, more than 170 structures had been burned, or were burning, in the once…

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Summer Camp Session 2: Time Travelers

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 12, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 28 tickets left

History comes to life through an exploration of historic sites and fascinating events. Step back in time when Native Americans lived on the coast, become an explorer or tavern keeper, learn about Victorian pastimes, and onwards through the mid-20th century. Become immersed in different time periods through trailblazing, historic tours, role playing, fun games and hands-on activities. Return to the present with a full week of amazing adventures and projects! Session 2: July 8 – 12 | 10am – 2pm…

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Connecticut Symphonic Winds

July 14 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The 74-member Connecticut Symphonic Winds presents an encore to last year’s wildly popular concert, outdoor on the Museum Commons. Enjoy popular music, songs from movie soundtracks and toe-tapping traditional numbers! Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics. Free!

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Summer Camp Session 3: Super Spies

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 2 tickets left

Discover the intrigue, drama and our local connection with George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring. Find out more about spies throughout history, from the intrigues in Egypt and Rome to James Bond and the Cold War. Learn the skills and build the tools necessary to become a “super spy” by studying the history of spy-making, creating codes and disguises. Your mission: discover the mole in our midst, work as a team to create spy challenges and develop endurance by training with…

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History Bites: The Litchfield Law School: Guiding the New Nation

July 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Paul Hicks will discuss his book, The Litchfield Law School: Guiding the New Nation. Learn why, in the early years of the Republic, over a thousand ambitious young men travelled to the small town of Litchfield to study law with Tapping Reeve - and how what they learned helped shape the new nation. Alumni of the law school went on to serve as governors,  judges, senators and congressmen; and as Vice President, including both Aaron Burr and John Calhoun. Hicks…

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Town Green Walking Tour

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free – $8.00 25 tickets left

Do you have a burning question about the history of Fairfield? Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Green and learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Fairfield’s 375 years of history. Walk on the site of the 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” Pass by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy and learn how Thaddeus and Eunice Burr honored…

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August 2019

Jazz Fridays: Open Field Runner featuring Brian Torff

August 2 @ 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. Brian Q. Torff is a bassist, composer, author and educator. Currently he is Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University. Torff has performed with George Shearing, Frank Sinatra, Stephane Grappelli, Marian McPartland, Oliver Nelson, Mary Lou…

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Summer Camp Session 4: Fairy Tales

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 9, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 5 tickets left

Step into the magical realm of Fairy Tales! Celebrate timeless tales through art. Each day campers will listen and discuss a new fairy tale, create an art project using various mediums and techniques and retell the day's tale with a short group skit. Campers will enjoy learning and expressing themselves through the arts! Let’s have fun! Session 4: August 05-09 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 6 – 10 Members: $200; Non-Members: $225

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Jazz Fridays: Jim Clark Quartet

August 9 @ 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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Summer Camp Session 5: Colonial Life

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 16, 2019

Ogden House, 1520 Bronson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
$225 – $250 3 tickets left

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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Jazz Fridays: Nicole Pasternak Trio featuring Ralph Lalama and Michael Coppola

August 16 @ 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.   Vocals: Nicole Pasternak Tenor saxophone: Ralph Lalama  Nine-String Guitar: Michael Coppola    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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Town Green Walking Tour

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free – $8.00 25 tickets left

Do you have a burning question about the history of Fairfield? Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Green and learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Fairfield’s 375 years of history. Walk on the site of the 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” Pass by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy and learn how Thaddeus and Eunice Burr honored…

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Summer Camp Session 6: Colonial Life

August 19 @ 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 Sold out

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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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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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

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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November 2019

2019 Pop Up Market

November 23 - November 24
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$300.00 – $400.00 20 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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