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!
Saturday, October 7. 1:00pm & 2:00pm
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour into Fairfield’s food history with curator Laurie Lamarre with an inside look into the museum’s new exhibition “From the Ground Up: Fairfield’s Foods,” as well as the newly renovated “Creating Community” gallery and the Victorian Barn on Museum Commons. These 30-minute tours are free with Museum admission.
Legends and Hauntings Tour
- Friday, October 25 6:00 – 7:30pm
- Saturday, October 26 4:00- 5:30pm
- Saturday, October 26 6:00 – 7:30pm
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 up quickly. Please bring a flashlight!
Halloween on the Green
Sunday, October 27, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Families are invited to come in costume to the Museum Commons behind the Fairfield Museum for a day of free, fantastic fun! This family event, will feature trick-or-treating, giveaways, performances, parades, food trucks, bounce houses, games, crafts, activities and more! Elaborate Halloween displays will be set up in the historic buildings on the Museum Commons (Kids’ Cottage, Sun Tavern and Old Academy Schoolhouse) and the entire area will be transformed into an enchanting Halloween village.
Museum After Dark
Segregated by Design: How did we get here?
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Connecticut is one of the most segregated states in the country – and this segregation was generated by a long history of public and private actions. It is something we have inherited as a society. Please join us for this two-part series hosted by the Fairfield Museum and Westport Historical Society in partnership with Open Communities Alliance, First Church Congregational of Fairfield, and TEAM Westport.
An Artist at Work: Robert Lambdin’s Black Rock Bank & Trust Co. Mural with Kathleen Bennewitz
Wednesday, November 13, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Learn how and why Black Rock Bank & Trust Co. in 1948 turned to longtime Westport resident Robert Lambdin to create this mural for its Fairfield Avenue & Brewster Street office. Lambdin, who was not new to mural work, was hired to blend his artistic license and skill, knowledge of local history with 20th century marketing. The mural scene commemorated the vital role Black Rock Harbor played around 1810 to the maritime and community life of the region, while its sheer scale symbolized the bank’s reputation as among the state’s strongest financial institutions. The mural, which was recently restored thanks to the support of private donors and Bank of America, also served as a marketing attraction to draw customers to the bank branch and to convey the firm’s connections to Bridgeport’s strength as shipping center and the city’s continued commercial growth.
2019 Holiday Pop-Up Market
Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24
The Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Chapter of the National Charity League are pleased to announce our 6th annual Holiday Pop-Up Market! This Market of holiday gifts and exciting vendors has become a much-anticipated tradition in our community! With dozens of businesses, a raffle and more, we hope you’ll join us! Click Here for more information.