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

April 2019

History Bites: A History of the American House with John Milnes Baker

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

John Milnes Baker, AIA, architect and author, will be presenting a two hour PART I of “A History of the American House” on April 2, 2019. The program covers the Early Colonial and Georgian Colonial periods through 1783, the official end of the Revolutionary War. The second hour of this program explores the development of Federal, Neoclassical and Greek Revival styles and ends with Washington Irving’s Sunnyside in 1835. Sunnyside was a turning point from the ancient classical world to…

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Intro to Yoga

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Intro to Yoga Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:00pm-3:30pm Join Victoria Mellah, owner of Yoga Mobile Studio, for gentle yoga, meditation, lavender love shoulder massage and food awareness discussion with celebrated Executive Chef and Owner of The Main Course Catering, Cecily Gans, a certified Holistic Health Coach. No yoga experience or food knowledge necessary. Class equipment offered while available. Ticket price is $40 to be purchased at event. Reservations are recommended, for more information or to reserve your spot contact Victoria…

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Printmaking with Artist Liz Squillace of Paradox Ink

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$20.00 – $25.00

Learn the art of screenprinting from this professional artist and make your own creations on T-Shirts! Screenprinting makes art from a single design that repeats over and over. No two prints are ever the same! Advance Registration by April 10th required. T-Shirt Price: $20 for members; $25 for non-members.

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Spray Painting with Artist John Paul O’Grodnick!

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$20.00 – $25.00 40 tickets left

Get your chance to be a street artist! Join this professional muralist known as JPO for an outdoor workshop on the historic Museum Commons behind the Fairfield Museum. Learn about the materials and techniques and take home your own creation! Advance Registration by April 12 required. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Dress to get dirty. Price: $20 for members; $25 for non-members. (Rain Date: Thursday, April 18.)

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Henna with Priyanka Jain

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$20.00 – $25.00 40 tickets left

Meet this henna artist, learn about the materials & designs of her art, and get your own henna tattoo! Her 100% herbal paste is safe and skin friendly, and the temporary body art lasts 7-10 days. You can see Priyanka’s recent works at www.hennastyles.com. Advance Registration by April 12 required. Price: $20 for members; $25 for non-members.

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Roots to Branches Why Trees Matter

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

Learn about the history of Connecticut’s forests, the condition of Fairfield’s trees and hear from those organizations that are proactively, replanting trees, creating corridors and green spaces for wildlife while reclaiming our native habitat. Learn how to plant a tree and properly apply mulch or take a tree ID walk with tree expert Don Parrot of CT Arborists Inc. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information email forestry@fairfieldct.org or call (203)…

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May 2019

Museum After Dark: Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Robin McPhillips will talk about her new book, Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York. Learn more about  the original owner of the Sturges Cottage, a Fairfield native who became part of the generation of leaders who founded the banks, railroads, and businesses that fueled America's rise as an economic power. Striking out from his home in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1822, Jonathan Sturges rose to become the lead partner of the largest coffee and tea trading house in New York.…

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CT Ancestry Society Meeting & Program

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

Join the Connecticut Ancestry Society for a special “show and tell” program where people will be invited to share their family members’ stories and artifacts related to World War. If you have done research on your family’s involvement with the war and would like to share, or if would like to be inspired by others to investigate more, this event is open to all.

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History Bites: Rosie the Riveter’s Connecticut Story

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Gretchen Caulfield, Connecticut State Director of the American Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA), will discuss the many ways that women in Fairfield and throughout the state contributed to the war effort during World War II. From factory jobs to volunteer work, Connecticut women stepped up to do their part. Some of these unique stories from interviews will be highlighted. The Connecticut chapter works with “Rosies” and families of “Rosies” to preserve their stories for the ARRA national archives and book…

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Yoga Benefit Class: The Veterans Yoga Project

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Memorial Day is a time to remember and celebrate the men and woman of our armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Join Veterans Yoga Project, a non-profit 501(c)(3), for a yoga and meditation practice dedicated to honoring our nation's military. All funds raised will directly support Veterans Yoga Project in their mission of supporting veterans, families, and communities. Class will be held at the Fairfield Museum, Saturday morning May 25, from 8am - 9:30am. No prior experience is required;…

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Memorial Day Picnic

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The community is invited to bring family and friends, blankets and picnic baskets to extend the festivities at the Fairfield Museum after the Town Parade. Enjoy an afternoon of food, games, crafts, and fun activities for everyone! Find a partner for the three-legged race and get ready for the Watermelon Eating Contest!

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June 2019

Save the date: Up, Up & Away

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

On June 8, 2019, the Fairfield Museum will kick-off the summer season of outdoor performances on the Museum Commons at an event not to be missed! The Gala Preview Party will be a spectacular dinner beneath the stars and welcome an A-list of guests representing leaders in the community, business and philanthropy who will enjoy: • Live music from Chris Coogan • Musical theater performances from Fairfield Center Stage • Specialty Cocktails on the Green • A farm-to-table dinner prepared…

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Summer Camp Session 1: Explore the World

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 28, 2019

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

Explore the natural environment surrounding the Fairfield Museum and discover the people who’ve lived along the coast. Explore the wide variety of open spaces including Ash Creek, St. Mary’s by the Sea, Pine Creek, and Jennings Beach. Learn how to make a sketchbook like the famous explorers and make drawings, sketches, paintings, and notes on our journeys. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound. Can we…

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July 2019

Summer Camp Session 2: Time Travelers

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 12, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 28 tickets left

History comes to life through an exploration of historic sites and fascinating events. Step back in time when Native Americans lived on the coast, become an explorer or tavern keeper, learn about Victorian pastimes, and onwards through the mid-20th century. Become immersed in different time periods through trailblazing, historic tours, role playing, fun games and hands-on activities. Return to the present with a full week of amazing adventures and projects! Session 2: July 8 – 12 | 10am – 2pm…

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Summer Camp Session 3: Super Spies

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 19, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 27 tickets left

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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August 2019

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 10:00am, repeating until August 9, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$200 – $225 27 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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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 9:00am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$225 – $250 26 tickets left

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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