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.
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Archives Finding Aids
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The Fairfield Museum Library has an extensive collection of information ranging from family histories to property information, to events that shaped our area.
Fairfield is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, founded in 1639 by immigrants from England who wanted to build a farming village based on Puritan religious values. Click to learn more about this vibrant and diverse community.
Looking to learn more about the history of your family? From published genealogies to ship lists and beyond, we have a wide variety of sources waiting for you.
Houses and Property
Have you ever wondered what the history of your home is? Or maybe you want to know more about a building you drive by every day? We have the resources to help you find out more.
The Burning of Fairfield
On July 7, 1779, the town of Fairfield was raided and nearly destroyed by British soldiers. We have compiled an extensive array of resources to help tell that story.
Old Burying Ground
An interactive map of Fairfield's historic graveyard and all of the historical figures buried there.