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

September 2019

Famous Families of Fairfield Historical Bike Tour

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$8 – $10 22 tickets left

Fairfield residents are invited to join the Famous Families of Fairfield historic bike ride on Sunday, September 22 at 1:00PM. Hosted by the Fairfield Museum & History Center and the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, the tour will visit various points of interest and recount the stories of important families from Fairfield’s long history, many of whose names are still well documented on the streets and buildings of the town. “A bike tour provides a great way to access many…

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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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October 2019

From the Ground Up: Fairfield’s Foods – Opening Reception

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The food we eat helps define us. It resounds through our cultural traditions and our local landscape, as well as into wider global economies. This exhibition will explore how local foods are woven through our traditions and how they have shaped Fairfield and our region’s identity over time. Explore the kitchen with a closer look into ingredients from the farmers’ fields, the ocean, and the forest, and share your own special food memories. Enjoy hard cider and snacks while being…

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Museum After Dark: New Archaeological Findings of the Battle of Pequot Swamp

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free 80 tickets left

Reception: 6 – 6:30pm. Presentation: 6:30pm $5 Suggested Donation for non-members In partnership with the National Park Service, as part of its Battlefields of the Pequot War project, the Fairfield Museum recently completed exciting field research to discover details of the Battle of Pequot Swamp (also known as Munnacommock Swamp), which occurred in 1637 in present day Southport.  The battle was the last engagement of the Pequot War and was an important catalyst for English settlement of Fairfield and Southport.…

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

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

John Milnes Baker, AIA, architect and author, will present the second half of his “The History of the American House” on October 16th      He continues his survey of residential design from Washingto Irving’s Sunny side completed in 1835 through the “Victorian” styles popular until the Centennial Celebration of 1876. From there the program explores the Reminiscent styles, the Palatial Palaces of the Guilded Age and traces the historic styles through the 1920s. This is followed by the rise…

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Legends and Hauntings Tour

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10 – $15 26 tickets left

Get chilled to the bone listening to haunting legends, superstitions, and local folklore as night descends. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Are there ghosts in Sun Tavern? Did witches really live here? Find out tonight! Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes! Please register early, as this popular event does fill up quickly. Please bring a flashlight!       Alternate Showtimes Friday, October 25 6:00 – 7:30pm Saturday, October 26 4:00- 5:30pm Saturday, October 26 6:00 –…

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Legends and Hauntings Tour

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10 – $15 30 tickets left

Get chilled to the bone listening to haunting legends, superstitions, and local folklore as night descends. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Are there ghosts in Sun Tavern? Did witches really live here? Find out tonight! Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes! Please register early, as this popular event does fill up quickly. Please bring a flashlight!       Alternate Showtimes Friday, October 25 6:00 - 7:30pm Saturday, October 26 4:00- 5:30pm Saturday, October 26 6:00 -…

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Legends and Hauntings Tour

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10 – $15 24 tickets left

Get chilled to the bone listening to haunting legends, superstitions, and local folklore as night descends. Did body snatching happen in the cemetery? Are there ghosts in Sun Tavern? Did witches really live here? Find out tonight! Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes! Please register early, as this popular event does fill up quickly. Please bring a flashlight!       Alternate Showtimes  Friday, October 25 6:00 - 7:30pm Saturday, October 26 4:00- 5:30pm Saturday, October 26 6:00 -…

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Halloween on the Green

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The date is set for Fairfield’s most spirited annual family event, Halloween on the Green! Families are invited to come in costume to the Museum Commons behind the Fairfield Museum & History Center (370 Beach Road) on Sunday, October 27 at noon for a day of free, fantastic fun! This family event, presented by the Fairfield Museum and the Town of Fairfield, will feature trick-or-treating, giveaways, performances, music, food trucks, bounce houses, games, crafts, activities and more! The beloved Costume…

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November 2019

History Bites: An Artist at Work: Robert Lambdin’s Black Rock Bank & Trust Co. Mural with Kathleen Bennewitz

November 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Learn how and why Black Rock Bank & Trust Co. in 1948 turned to longtime Westport resident Robert Lambdin to create this mural for its Fairfield Avenue& Brewster Street office. Lambdin, who was not new to mural work, was hired to blend his artistic license and skill, knowledge of local history with 20th century marketing. The mural scene commemorated the vital role Black Rock Harbor played around 1810 to the maritime and community life of the region, while its' sheer…

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2019 Pop Up Market

November 23 - November 24
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$300.00 – $500.00 7 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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December 2019

Candy House Workshop

December 14
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Holiday fun for the whole family. Celebrate the magic of the season by creating a sweet and colorful Candy House built with recycled materials and lots of sweet treats! Let your imagination bring to life a holiday scene decorated with gumdrops, peppermints, marshmallows, licorice, and more! Members: $15; Non-Members: $18 per house. 10:00am - 11:30am 12:00pm - 1:30pm 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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