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!
Professional Development Day: Tuesday, November 6
Fake News: Now and Then 9:30am – 10:30am
CT Public Learning Network and Thinkalong 10:30am – 12pm
Both workshops are FREE and open to pre-service teachers, educators, library media specialists, museum educators, and docents. Please register online for either or both sessions here >>
Lunchtime Lecture: Get Your Facts Straight
Tuesday, November 6, 12:30 – 1:30pm. Free.
It’s so easy to click “share” on social media – did you check the facts first? Dr. Adam Rugg, Associate Professor of Communication, Fairfield University, discusses how to be a savvy media consumer. Recommended for students in high school and college, parents, educators, and adults. Register online here >>
Family Focus: Election Day
Tuesday, November 6, 10:30am – 1:30pm. Free. Recommended for ages 5 +.
Vote for your favorite Fairfield historic figure, learn about voting and its history in Connecticut, and complete a hands-on activity to celebrate Election Day. Sponsored by People’s United Bank.
Museum After Dark: Gatsby in Connecticut
Friday, November 9, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Reception: 6:30 – 7pm; Presentation: 7pm. Members; Free: Non-Members; $5.
Scholars have dismissed the influence of the Fitzgeralds’ idyllic period in Connecticut, but Westport holds answers to questions that can’t be answered by only studying Long Island. This fascinating realization was at the heart of the documentary written by Richard “Deej” Webb and Robert Steven Williams in their film GATSBY IN CONNECTICUT: The Untold Story and a book by Webb, Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda (available in the Museum Shop for signing). In conjunction with the exhibition, Flappers: Fashion & Freedom.
History Bites Lunchtime Chats
November 14, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Film: Connecticut Goes Dry
In 1920, the 18th Amendment was enacted, banning the sale of alcohol across the country. However, in our “land of steady habits,” alcohol consumption was a habit that proved hard to break. In the CPTV original documentary, Prohibition: Connecticut Goes Dry, filmmakers Jennifer Boyd and Sara Conner explore Connecticut’s unique role in the prohibition movement. In conjunction with the exhibition, Flappers: Fashion & Freedom. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bagged lunch, beverages and dessert will be provided.
Museum After Dark: The Media and the Mid-Term Elections
Thursday, November 15, 6 – 8pm. Free.
NEW LOCATION: Fairfield University Bookstore
1499 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824. PARKING on the Post Road or in the enclosed lot off of Sherman Street.
Reception: 6 – 6:30pm | Presentation: 6:30pm
A panel of journalists and professors, moderated by Larry Rifkin, will examine the state of journalism, news consumption today in relation to the recent mid-term elections. Read more here >>
Holiday Pop-Up Market 2018
Friday, November 16 from 12-4pm
& Saturday, November 17 from 10am-4pm. Admission: $5.
The Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Chapter of the National Charity League are pleased announce our 4th annual Holiday Pop-Up Market! We have had tremendous success with this event and we are proud to host this Market once again as it has become a much-anticipated tradition in our community, a great opportunity for local business owners, and a fruitful fundraiser for our organizations. The Fairfield Museum is filled with vendors these two days as we welcome in the holiday season.
Pie Night at the 1750 Ogden House
Friday, November 16, 6 – 8pm. $5; Seniors & Students: $3.
Celebrate a Fairfield tradition from the early 1800s. Before Thanksgiving, friends and families visited neighbors, sampling a variety of pies at each house. As the revelers moved on, they grew larger (in more ways than one) as the hosts and hostesses at each house joined the party. Eventually people were sitting in hallways, on stairs and throughout the house! Join us to enjoy this tradition with pie tasting and tours at the Ogden House.