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370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
(203) 259-1598 https://www.fairfieldhistory.org
Fairfield Historical Society / Fairfield Museum

July 2019

Summer Camp Session 3: Super Spies

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225

Discover the intrigue, drama and our local connection with George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring. Find out more about spies throughout history, from the intrigues in Egypt and Rome to James Bond and the Cold War. Learn the skills and build the tools necessary to become a “super spy” by studying the history of spy-making, creating codes and disguises. Your mission: discover the mole in our midst, work as a team to create spy challenges and develop endurance by training with…

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Town Green Walking Tour

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free – $8.00 20 tickets left

Do you have a burning question about the history of Fairfield? Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Green and learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Fairfield’s 375 years of history. Walk on the site of the 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” Pass by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy and learn how Thaddeus and Eunice Burr honored…

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The 1750 Ogden House & Colonial Garden

July 21 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Open on Sundays, 1:00pm-4:00pm from June 2, – September 1, 2019 and by appointment. This saltbox house was built in 1750 for David Ogden at the time of his marriage to Jane Sturges. For the next 125 years it was home for the Ogden family in the farming and coastal shipping town of Fairfield. The property once included nearly 75 acres of farmland and several outbuildings. Today, the Ogden House welcomes visitors to discover more about the life of a colonial family.…

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August 2019

Jazz Fridays: Open Field Runner featuring Brian Torff

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

This concert series on the Fairfield Museum patio features the best talented regional jazz artists and ensembles! Bring your own chair or blanket. The concerts will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the performances will move indoors. Brian Q. Torff is a bassist, composer, author and educator. Currently he is Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University. Torff has performed with George Shearing, Frank Sinatra, Stephane Grappelli, Marian McPartland, Oliver Nelson, Mary Lou…

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Summer Camp Session 4: Fairy Tales

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 9, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 4 tickets left

Step into the magical realm of Fairy Tales! Celebrate timeless tales through art. Each day campers will listen and discuss a new fairy tale, create an art project using various mediums and techniques and retell the day's tale with a short group skit. Campers will enjoy learning and expressing themselves through the arts! Let’s have fun! Session 4: August 05-09 | 10am – 2pm | Ages 6 – 10 Members: $200; Non-Members: $225

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Jazz Fridays: The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists You’ve Never Heard Of

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

In this show, Jim Clark shines the spotlight on lesser-known masters of the jazz saxophone, whose brilliant performances may have been overlooked due to the public’s focus on their megastar contemporaries - Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley and Stan Getz.         Personnel: Jim Clark – saxophones Will Comer – piano John Mobilio – bass Jim Royle – drums   This concert series on the Fairfield Museum patio features the best talented regional jazz artists…

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Jazz Fridays: Nicole Pasternak Trio featuring Ralph Lalama and Michael Coppola

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Vocalist NICOLE PASTERNAK has built an appreciative audience in the Northeast and beyond with her honest, swinging voice and effortless attitude. Inspired by singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney and Anita O’Day, she shines on traditional Swing songs, renders heartfelt ballads, is a natural improviser and performs her own compositions, as well. She is at ease with everything from duo to big band, giving her broad artistic range. Listen.com said, “This sassy jazz singer has a…

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Town Green Walking Tour

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free – $8.00 25 tickets left

Do you have a burning question about the history of Fairfield? Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Green and learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Fairfield’s 375 years of history. Walk on the site of the 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” Pass by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy and learn how Thaddeus and Eunice Burr honored…

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Summer Camp Session 6: Colonial Life

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$225 – $250 Sold out

Step back in time and discover what life was like in Colonial times at the 1750 Ogden House, located at 1520 Bronson Road in Fairfield. Dipping candles, writing with a feather pen and ink, and making homemade butter and ice cream were all in a day’s work. Campers spend four days learning and playing at the Ogden House, a Fairfield Saltbox home dating back to 1750, and the final day on the historic Town Green exploring a 19th century schoolhouse…

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Jazz Fridays: Jen Durkin and her jazz ensemble comprised of members of her band “The Business”

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

This concert series on the Fairfield Museum patio features the best talented regional jazz artists and ensembles! Bring your own chair or blanket. The concerts will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the performances will move indoors. Jazz Fridays is generously sponsored by Bank of America, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, with thanks to Alan and Sylvia Neigher and WPKN.  

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Jazz Fridays: Chris Coogan Quartet

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Chris Coogan has spent a lifetime astounding audiences with his jazz and gospel music.   The N.Y Times calls him “a masterful pianist”.  Winner of the John Lennon song Writing Competition, he has recorded 8 CDS featuring his original jazz and gospel music.  He has performed at Manhattan’s Blue Note and Montreaux Jazz Festival and shared the spotlight with musical legends Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Paul Shaffer, Stevie Van Zant, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, Mavis Staples, Phoebe Snow and Lesley Gore. …

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September 2019

History Bites: American Lighthouses and the Restoration of Fayerweather Light with Jeremy D’Entremont

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jeremy D'Entremont is the historian and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation, the founder and chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is also the host of the podcast "Light Hearted" for the U.S. Lighthouse Society and has appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs discussing lighthouse history. His presentations always highlight the rich human history of lighthouses, focusing on the…

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November 2019

2019 Pop Up Market

November 23 - November 24
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$300.00 – $400.00 20 tickets left

The Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Chapter of the National Charity League are pleased to invite you to participate in our 6th annual Holiday Pop-Up Market! We are proud to host this Market of holiday gifts once again as it has become a much-anticipated tradition in our community, a great opportunity for business owners like you, and a fruitful fundraiser for our organizations. We hope you’ll join us! 2019 Dates: Saturday, November 23 and Sunday November 24 – 10AM-4PM Submit…

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