Programs and Events
The Fairfield Museum offers a wide range of exhibitions and programs for families, children, and adults! Our programs inspire children and adults to discover the world around them. Are you a member? Consider joining or renewing your membership! Sign up today!
Free Musical Performances on the Museum Commons
Classical Sundays with Music for Youth
Town Green Walking Tour
Saturday, July 21, 2 – 3:30pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $8. Register online here >>
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 Mansion where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. Discover the fascinating stories of Fairfield’s history.
Historic Site Tour: The Culper Spy Ring in Setauket, Long Island
Tuesday, July 24, 8am – 4:30pm
Join us for an intriguing trip to view the Culper Spy Ring sites on the other side of “The Devil’s Belt!” Park your car in Bridgeport and meet at the ferry to walk on as a group. Listen to a few stories of Caleb Brewster and the spy ring on your journey. In Port Jefferson, NY, a coach bus brings the group to Three Villages Historical Society, where Museum Guides introduce their “SPIES!” exhibition. Lunch will be on your own in Port Jefferson, where many options are available. In the afternoon, visit historic sites around Setauket relating to the Culper Spy Ring, including the Saint Georges Manor Cemetery, the site of Austin Roe’s Tavern and the Setauket Presbyterian Church Graveyard. Visitors can enjoy the evening with more shopping and dining in Port Jeff, boarding the ferry at their leisure. Cost includes ferry, coach bus and tour. Members: $65; Non-Members: $75. Register online here >>
Free Jazz Fridays | 6:30 – 8pm
This new concert series on the Fairfield Museum patio features the best talented regional jazz artists and ensembles. Free Jazz Fridays is generously sponsored by Bank of America, with thanks to Alan and Sylvia Neigher, and WPKN.
August 3: Brian Torff and New Duke
August 10: Saxophonist Jim Clark
August 17: Violinist Jason Anick and the Rhythm Future Quartet
August 24: Atla and Matt DeChamplain
August 31: Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis
Fairfield “Fly In”
Saturday, August 11, 10am – 2pm. Free!
Celebrate the anniversary of Gustave Whitehead’s flight in 1901 at Turney’s Farm in Fairfield. View a replica built by Andy Kosch of Whitehead’s flying machine, the “No. 21 Flyer” and learn about his historic flight experiments. Hobbytown presents aerial demonstrations of remote controlled aircraft and drones while the Fairfield Flying Aces demonstrate their remote-controlled aircraft. Kids can assemble and fly their own balsa wood model flyer! Free!
Museum After Dark: Free the Beaches!
Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8pm
Andrew Kahrl, author of Free the Beaches, discusses his book on the story of our separate and unequal America in the making, and one man’s fight against it. Discover how anti-poverty activist and one-time presidential candidate Ned Coll of Connecticut began a campaign to open some of America’s most exclusive beaches to minorities and the urban poor. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5. Learn more here >>