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Bank of America Museums on Us
Saturday, February 1st and Sunday, February 2nd, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders!
To qualify, simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card along with a photo ID to gain free admission to the museum the first weekend of every month.
Gail Collins: No Stopping Us Now!
Sunday, February 9, 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Please mark your calendars and join us for this very special VIP event! The Fairfield Museum presents an afternoon with prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Gail Collins to kick off the Museum’s exciting lecture series that honors and celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Collins was the first woman to hold the position of editorial page editor of the New York Times.
History Bites Lunchtime Chat
Captain Robert Novak: A First Responder’s History
February 12, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Join Captain Robert Novak, Bridgeport firefighter and historian, as he shares the history of Bridgeport’s fire department, with an insider first responder’s view about what happens when major weather events, like debilitating snowstorms and tornadoes, challenge the region.
Hot Cocoa with a Hero
February 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
Drop into the Fairfield Museum a meet first responders from the Town of Fairfield! Today’s program includes hot cocoa a craft, and emergency safety-based activities. This Family Focus program honors local first responders in coordination with the Museum’s Local Heroes: What’s Your Emergency? exhibition.
Floral Expressions Opening Reception
February 27, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Throughout history, our culture’s social movements, developing technologies, and evolving artistries have influenced the way people style themselves for the outside world. In this exhibition, explore wider historical and social trends over a 200-year period through iconic floral and botanical-inspired dresses from the Fairfield Museum’s collection.
IMAGES 2020 Juried Photography Show
Submissions will be accepted from Monday, January 6, 2020 through midnight on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
The 12th Annual IMAGES 2020 Juried Photography Show provides an excellent opportunity for artists to connect with prominent collectors, gallery owners, fellow photographers, and the public. Professional/Serious Amateur, and Student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts are invited to participate.
Celebrate International Women’s Day #EachforEqual
March 8, 10:00am-4:00pm
An equal world is an enabled world. Celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8 with free admission to the Fairfield Museum, and craft your sash to challenge stereotypes and fight bias to help broaden perceptions and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. Let’s all be #EachforEqual.
Whatever Happened to the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)?
March 22, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Learn the history of the ERA, its controversy, and why the fight in Congress is still going (since 1923!) with Cindy Wolfe Boynton, president, Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women, and Christine DeTroy, Holocaust survivor and author of Remembering: Years of Hiding Behind Silence.
History Bites Lunchtime Chat
American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution with author, Nina Sankovitch
April 8, 12:30pm-1:30pm
American Rebels explores how the desire for independence cut across class lines, binding people together as well as dividing them—rebels versus loyalists—as they pursued commonly-held goals of opportunity, liberty, and stability.