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POSTPONED: History Bites Lunchtime Chats
Connecticut Women and the Battle for the Ballot, with Kelly Marino, Ph. D.
Rescheduled to June 10, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Join Dr. Kelly Marino, Coordinator of Women’s Studies at Sacred Heart University, for a historical sketch on the 20th century suffrage campaign in Connecticut. Learn about key leaders from and moments in the Fairfield region and the statewide activism, emphasizing the important role that Connecticut played in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.
The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment): What’s Happening?
Date to be determined.
Hosted by The League of Women Voters of Fairfield, CT. Come hear Cindy Wolfe Boynton, CT NOW President, and Christine DeTroy, longtime activist for women’s rights, speak on the passage of the ERA and why it matters today – and what’s next.
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.
April School Vacation Week: Tuesday, April 14 – Thursday, April 16
History and art collide in these fun school vacation workshops. The Fairfield Museum invites children, ages eight and up, to join us as junior fashion designers. They will discover different arts and crafts techniques using the current exhibit, which explores the history and trends in dress as inspiration, and create original, fashion-related crafts and artwork.
All supplies are included. Advanced registration is required.
Passport to Leadership Workshop, in partnership with LiveGirl
April 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
Parents and daughters will be invited on an adventure that explores what it means to be a confident leader. Younger visitors will join LiveGirl and the Fairfield Museum for esteem-building activities that foster confident leadership. Participants will explore the history of women’s activism and complete a LIVE BRAVE passport that helps them explore what it means to be a self-assured leader.
Family Focus programming sponsored by:
Exploring Women’s Suffrage through 50 Historic Treasures
May 3, 4:00pm
Historian and curator Jessica Jenkins will present a new perspective on the suffrage movement by using tangible objects as a means of bringing the history of women’s suffrage to life. She will discuss a range of objects from the women’s suffrage movement and explore how material culture can provide deeper context to the rallying cry “Votes for Women!”
Fashioning Women’s Suffrage
May 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Fairfield Museum for our Annual Meeting, as well as a talk by Dr. Heather Munro Prescott, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. Prescott will explore how suffragists used dress and other outward symbols to promote their cause.
20 Women Changemakers
June 7, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Patricia Caso (from The Women’s Eye podcast) and author Scarlett Lewis will lead a community conversation about their book, “20 Women Changemakers,” a profile of 20 remarkable women and their efforts to find solutions to some of our pressing global issues and to improve lives through their initiative within their communities.