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!
1920s Swanky Speakeasy!
Saturday, October 6, 7 – 10pm. $75 per person.
This glam celebration will be hosted in conjunction with the Fairfield Museum’s newest
exhibition, Flappers: Fashion and Freedom.
Museum After Dark: Connecticut Icons
Thursday, September 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Reception from 6:30 – 7pm. Presentation at 7pm.
As editor of Connecticut Magazine from 1989-2013, Charles Monagan spent years discovering and describing the people, places and things that make up the character of his home state. In 2000, he began writing a “Connecticut Icons” page every month in the magazine, and in 2006, the collection was published by Globe Pequot and sold out three printings. In 2017, Connecticut Icons has been reissued, with updates and additional icons. In this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, Monagan presents dozens of his favorite things in Connecticut—from the hot lobster roll to the Yale Bowl, the U.S.S. Nautilus to the Merritt Parkway—and shows native and newcomer alike the independent spirit and local pride at the heart of this great state. Presented with thanks to Alan and Sylvia Neigher. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation.
The First Amendment Today: Hot Button Issues
Sunday, October 7, 2:30 – 4:00 pm. Free.
The First Amendment’s religious, press, speech and assembly guarantees embody the very essence of American democracy. But what do they mean today in our era of countervailing religious and civil rights claims, “fake news,” corporate speech rights, flag-kneeling controversies, and violent public protests? Presented by the League of Women Voters, in partnership with the Fairfield Museum.
Educator Workshop: Fighting Fake News presented by Newseum
Tuesday, October 9, 4 – 6pm. FREE. Register online here >>
Arm your students with the skills they need to strike a balance between cynic and sucker as they navigate a media landscape where real and fake sometimes look all too similar. In Fighting Fake News: How to Help Your Students Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers, teachers learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information. Professional Development generously sponsored by First County Bank Foundation.
Museum After Dark: Digital Citizenship Workshop with Newseum from Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 9, 7 – 8:30pm. Free.
Recommended for youth ages 13 and up, parents, and adults. Register online here >>
What qualifies as “fake news?” Why should you care what’s real and what’s not? How can the motivations behind news stories shape the content? Enjoy an interactive presentation by educators from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Dive into the complexity of digital citizenship through case studies that bring to life the challenges of today’s media landscape, and leave with an easy-to-remember strategy for staying a step ahead. Sponsored by CT Humanities. Refreshments will be served.
History Bites Lunchtime Chats
Monthly on a Wednesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.
October 17: Discovering the Jewish History of Bridgeport and Fairfield