Library & Research

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One of the most complete resources for Connecticut history

The Fairfield Museum’s Research Library is one of the foremost centers for the study of Connecticut history, serving more than 1,000 researchers each year, including students seeking primary resources for school projects, adults researching genealogy and community history, and academic researchers utilizing collections, publications, and manuscripts for advanced study. The Research Library includes historical monographs, manuscripts, family histories, newspapers, church and land records, and much more. The Library is home to the Collier Collection, an extensive library compiled by former State Historian Dr. Christopher Collier, making the Fairfield Museum’s library one of the most complete resources for Connecticut history.