Illustrator Richard Scarry wanted his books to not only be educational, but fun! Scarry’s beloved Busytown was created while he lived in Westport, and teaches children about how communities work: what people do, the transportation they use, and the places they go. Fairfield Museum’s interactive, engaging, and family-friendly exhibit, “The Road to Busytown: Richard Scarry’s Life in Fairfield County,” will have visitors young and old drawing connections between their personal experiences in their community, Scarry’s fictional Busytown, and those of the Scarry family during the time they lived in Westport and Ridgefield.
Learn more about how Scarry’s life and work in Fairfield County inspired his illustrations of Busytown through rare family photographs, original illustrations and sketches, and personal accounts from son Huck Scarry, and enjoy interactive areas, a reading nook, and a scavenger hunt for Lowly Worm!
This exhibition was developed with collaboration from Huck Scarry. Image above Copyright © 2022 by THE RICHARD SCARRY CORPORATION AG. RICHARD SCARRY is a registered trademark of The Richard Scarry Corporation AG.
“The Road to Busytown: Richard Scarry's Life in Fairfield County”
runs from October 7, 2022 – April 30, 2023.
The Fairfield Museum looks forward to sharing this story. The Fairfield Museum is located at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT and is open every day from 10am to 4pm. Admission for Museum Members is free, non-member adults are $5, students and seniors $3, and kids under 5 are free. Become a Fairfield Museum member for only $30 and enjoy free admission plus many other benefits.
This exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of Fairfield Rotary, Random House Children’s Books, Bigelow Tea, The Denise Walsh Team – William Raveis, and Connecticut Humanities.