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

May 2022

Focus on Fairfield: Spring Speaker Series– Matthew Warshauer’s “Copperheads in the Neighborhood: Fairfield County’s Opposition to the Civil War”

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$15.00 27 tickets left

In this 4-session course at the Fairfield Museum, scholars and community leaders will share their perspectives related to diverse aspects of the town's history. The course considers citizen advocacy and history from the colonial times to the present. It looks at how important events in our history have shaped present democracy, and considers some of the challenges and opportunities we may face in the future. For our third session of the four-part FMHC Spring Lecture Series, Dr. Matthew Warshauer will…

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Open Play @ Victorian Cottage: Focus on Shadows

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Memorial Day Picnic and Concert

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Don’t forget to stop by the Fairfield Museum after the Town Parade for our annual Memorial Day Picnic. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled afternoon with live music from the Connecticut Symphonic Winds Quartet, a three-legged race, a watermelon eating contest, crafts, games, and much more. We look forward to celebrating and kicking off the summer season together! The Fairfield Museum is a proud member of Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission to museums for…

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June 2022

Family Photography Workshop

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $8.00 40 tickets left

Family Photography Workshop Registration recommended. These workshops are best for families with kids ages 4 and up. Come experiment with photography and collage and learn about different photographic techniques. Using the wonderful examples from the museum’s Images and Featured Photographer: Allison Minto exhibitions, participants will create their own masterpieces! While enjoying the workshop, families are encouraged to also checkout Greg Shea's wonderful tintype family portraits going on at the same time. Family Workshops are $8 per adult, $5 per child, includes museum admission.

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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IMAGES Artist Party

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

We’re hosting a free event on June 9th from 6-7:30pm to celebrate all of the beautiful work that was submitted as part of this year’s IMAGES Photography Show. Didn’t submit photos for IMAGES? No problem! This event is open to the public as a chance to celebrate the work of your friends, family or fellow community members. We guarantee that you’ll be moved and inspired by all of the creativity.   Free of charge, refreshments will be provided.

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Connecticut Open House Day at the Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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On June 11th from 10am-4pm, the Fairfield Museum is participating in CT’s Open House Day—a statewide celebration of CT’s fascinating world of art, history, and cultural treasures. Enjoy tours of the 1750 Ogden House to see how people lived in the 18th Century and stroll through the historic Dooryard Garden, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. We will also have an archeology display and a living history demonstration for you to enjoy. Free Admission.

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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Reading Through Time at the Fairfield Museum with the Fairfield Public Library

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Public Library are partnering to offer outside story times on the Museum Commons! Join us to enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories for families. Be ready to wiggle, hop and sing with the Fairfield Public Library Children’s staff!  Ages 0-5. Free of charge; no registration necessary. Rain or Shine!

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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July 2022

Open House at the Fairfield Museum

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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Reading Through Time at the Fairfield Museum with the Fairfield Public Library

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Public Library are partnering to offer outside story times on the Museum Commons! Join us to enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories for families. Be ready to wiggle, hop and sing with the Fairfield Public Library Children’s staff!   Ages 0-5. Free of charge; no registration necessary. Rain or Shine!

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Open House at the Fairfield Museum

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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Connecticut Symphonic Winds Concert and Burning of Fairfield

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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The Connecticut Symphonic Winds will be joining the Fairfield Museum on July 10th at 5pm for our annual commemoration of the Burning of Fairfield. On the morning of July 7th, 1779, some 2,000 British soldiers made landfall on Fairfield Beach. Over the course of the next two days, the town of Fairfield, which had supported independence, was raided and almost completely destroyed. Every year the Fairfield Museum commemorates this day and celebrates the resilience of the amazing people of our town. The CT Symphonic Winds…

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Fairfield County Dance Festival

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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The Fairfield Museum is excited to host the Fairfield County Dance Festival on July 13th from 6:00-8:00pm. This is part of a series of free outdoor presentations that enables accessibility to the arts in Fairfield County. The festival presents master classes, demonstrations, and workshops. It will feature Thomas/Ortiz Dance and East Coast Contemporary Ballet along with Cellist Melissa Westgate and other local artists, dance companies, and musicians.  Free of charge, no registration necessary. This event will be held on the Museum Commons outside of the Fairfield Museum.

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Open House at the Fairfield Museum

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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Spy Camp

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $375.00

Somewhere deep inside the Fairfield Museum, an elite group of recruits is lurking in the shadows preparing to take on top secret missions. No one really knows who they are, or for that matter, what they’re really up to. Now it’s your turn to join their ranks. Each day at Spy Camp is filled with top secret briefings and activities that will put spy skills and street smarts to the test. Aspiring recruits will hone their craft and hit the…

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Open House at the Fairfield Museum

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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Graphic Novel Camp

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $375.00
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Ever wonder how your favorite graphic novels and comic books are made? Well, this summer, join Fairfield Museum educators in learning the fun, engaging art of comics. By delving into our own local regional history, as well as other topics and themes, participants will walk away with their own completed masterpiece. Comic art naturally extends into other interests, such as storyboard design, setting up your camper for a lifetime interest! Graphic Novel Camp: July 25 – 29 | 9am –…

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Open House at the Fairfield Museum

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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August 2022

Archaeology Camp

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 5 @ 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $375.00

Underneath the grounds of the Fairfield Museum’s historic town green lie artifacts waiting to be uncovered. The museum is looking for a dedicated group of young learners to assist! Young archaeologists will participate in a wide variety of activities, including scavenger hunts, missions, and beach digs. Participants will learn about what it means to be an archaeologist, as well as what we can learn from older artifacts. Session 3: August 01 – 05 | 9am – 3pm | Ages 7…

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Reading Through Time at the Fairfield Museum with the Fairfield Public Library

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Public Library are partnering to offer outside story times on the Museum Commons! Join us to enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories for families. Be ready to wiggle, hop and sing with the Fairfield Public Library Children’s staff!  Ages 0-5. Free of charge; no registration necessary. Rain or Shine!

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Open House at the Fairfield Museum

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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Art Camp: Textiles

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $375.00
After School Sewing Classes for Kids

If you think doing your laundry is exhausting, try making your own fabric! Join Fairfield Museum educators and artists as we learn the intricacies of creating textiles during the Colonial Era. Participants will learn what is required to make many early American items still in use today! Different techniques will be learned, and textile pieces from the museum’s collection will be shown. Through experimentation with wool, weaving, and sewing, campers will learn new skills to use throughout their lives. Creating…

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Open House at the Fairfield Museum

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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Art Camp: Tiny Worlds

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 19 @ 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $375.00

Shrink down a little bit, and create your own tiny world! For a fun week, join the Fairfield Museum in exploring the pursuit of model making, dioramas, and little houses. Through looking at the museum’s collection of antique doll houses and models, participants will learn the intricacies of scaling, as well as the creative joys of world building. Colonial house replicas will be created, complete with period furnishing and décor. Tiny Worlds Camp: August 15 – 19 | 9am –…

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Open House at the Fairfield Museum

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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History Camp

August 22 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $375.00

Journey back in time with the Fairfield Museum! Through a variety of fun and engaging crafts and projects, your camper will get to explore many of the museum’s historic buildings. Participants will look at how schools operated in the early 1800s at the Old Academy building, and learn about the role of community in the Colonial Era at the Sun Tavern. Learn how to write with quills, ink, and parchment, and make your own colonial pots and vases out of…

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Open House at the Fairfield Museum

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Come check out all of the historic properties on the Museum Commons every Saturday in July and August from 10am-4pm! More than 400 years of diverse stories are embedded in this intimate campus, which also serves as the Town of Fairfield’s civic center and the home of the Fairfield Museum. Exhibitions and interactive displays are featured in three buildings: Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage with its dedicated early childhood space, and Victorian Barn. Each Saturday we will also offer a drop-in family workshop. Free with museum…

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Ogden House & Dooryard Garden

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Every Sunday beginning Memorial Day, 5/30 through Labor Day, 9/5 from 1-4pm In case you’re unfamiliar with our Ogden House property, this colonial 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…

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November 2022

2022 Pop Up Market

November 19 - November 20
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Holiday Pop Up

The Fairfield Museum is pleased to announce the 8th annual Holiday Pop-Up Market! This festive Market of holiday gifts at the Museum is a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season!  2022 Dates: Saturday, November 19 and Sunday November 20 – 10AM-4PM To become a vendor please complete the application form here. Your application will be reviewed and if approved you will be sent a link to purchase a table reservation. If your application is not approved you will be notified.…

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