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

December 2020

Holiday Express Train Show

December 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

December 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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January 2021

Holiday Express Train Show

January 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Holiday Express Train Show

January 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00
Train Show

The Holiday Express Train Show opens on Friday, November 27th and will be on view through Sunday, January 3rd. In order to ensure your safety, only 24 visitors will be allowed to see the Train Show at a time. Visits will be limited to 50 minutes, and tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this website. No drop-ins will be allowed. Museum Members and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets for nonmembers 6 and older are $5 per person.…

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Sleuthing Your Roots: Genealogy 101

January 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $25.00
family tree image

Are you interested in learning more about your own family’s history? Join Fairfield Museum Library Director Karen Burke and Collections Manager Diane Lee for this 3-part series on how to get started, where to find important resources, and how to organize your research. Karen and Diane will share tips and tricks to help you uncover your family‘s unique story and they will be on hand to answer any of your questions. This program will be especially useful if you have…

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Sleuthing Your Roots: Genealogy 101

January 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00
family tree image

Are you interested in learning more about your own family’s history? Join Fairfield Museum Library Director Karen Burke and Collections Manager Diane Lee for this 3-part series on how to get started, where to find important resources, and how to organize your research. Karen and Diane will share tips and tricks to help you uncover your family‘s unique story and they will be on hand to answer any of your questions. This program will be especially useful if you have…

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Fashioning our Identities: Women of the Early 20th Century

January 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Woman's Home Companion cover, February, 1927

Fashioning our Identities: Women of the Early 20th Century, with Karen DePauw and Jessica Jenkins Sunday, January 24, 7pm This virtual event is free and can be streamed live on this event page, on our YouTube channel, or on our Facebook page. Groups throughout history have used fashion to establish their identities, and some have shaped their styles to promote specific facets of their inward beliefs and outward motivations. Join historians Karen DePauw and Jessica Jenkins as they explore the…

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Meditation Monday

January 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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Sleuthing Your Roots: Genealogy 101

January 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00
family tree image

Are you interested in learning more about your own family’s history? Join Fairfield Museum Library Director Karen Burke and Collections Manager Diane Lee for this 3-part series on how to get started, where to find important resources, and how to organize your research. Karen and Diane will share tips and tricks to help you uncover your family‘s unique story and they will be on hand to answer any of your questions. This program will be especially useful if you have…

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February 2021

Meditation Monday

February 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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Meditation Monday

February 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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How the House Was Built (with Fairfield Yabantu): Speaker Series

February 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
How the House was Built

How the House was Built: Speaker Series STRATEGIES IN ACTIVISM:  What can we learn from past leaders? Today’s house of activism was built by our ancestors, specifically our Black liberation leaders, who laid a foundation and shape today’s leaders. We are guided by those people. This speaker series is an effort to reaffirm that foundation and put us into motion for change to take place within our community. We seek to usher in a climate in which, collectively, we work…

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Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

February 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00
Research in the Library

Join Collections Manager Diane Lee and Library Director Karen Burke in this Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up. Meet with like-minded researchers and bring your questions for Diane and Karen as they share techniques and challenges. Registration required for each meeting. Access to this program is free for members, the cost for non-members is $10. Members will be emailed a coupon code. If you are a member and did not receive a coupon code, please contact us at info@fairfieldhs.org. Not a museum member?…

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Meditation Monday

February 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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How the House Was Built (with Fairfield Yabantu): Speaker Series

February 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

How the House was Built: Speaker Series HOUSING DISPARITY:  How does the history of redlining contribute to the homogeneity of Fairfield today? Featuring author and Sonya Huber of Fairfield University. Today’s house of activism was built by our ancestors, specifically our Black liberation leaders, who laid a foundation and shape today’s leaders. We are guided by those people. This speaker series is an effort to reaffirm that foundation and put us into motion for change to take place within our…

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Film Screening Days: “Lives Well Lived”

February 19, 2021 - February 24, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free
Lives Well Lived banner

Register below to receive your private link to watch "Lives Well Lived." A link will be emailed prior to the event date.  To view all programs associated with this event series, click here.  The film “Lives Well Lived” celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100 years old. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3,000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. These…

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Meditation Monday

February 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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2021 Legislative Forum with the League of Women Voters of Fairfield

February 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The League of Women Voters of Fairfield, CT and the Fairfield Museum and History Center present the 2021 Legislative Forum. This event was recorded without an audience on February 22, from 6pm-7:30pm. Public questions were submitted in advance through the League of Women Voters of Fairfield, CT website, www.lwvfairfield.org. You can view the Forum below or on YouTube. It can also be seen from Wednesday, February 24 through Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30pm on all FairTV Platforms: Optimum Channel 79, 6:30pm;…

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My History as an Heirloom:  How Will I Be Remembered? 

February 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
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Register below to receive a private link to this Zoom meeting. To view all programs associated with this event series, click here.  Join the Fairfield Museum for a conversation about remembrances, celebrations of life, and preserving our histories for future generations. In this virtual program, meet guest speakers, learn about oral history and how to begin yours, and participate in a biographical sketch activity. Guest speakers include: Bonnie Collier, Director for the Yale Law School Oral History Project, Rebecca Lautenslager from Shaughnessey-Banks Funeral…

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How the House Was Built (with Fairfield Yabantu): Speaker Series

February 24, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

How the House was Built: Speaker Series EDUCATION:  Does the current culture of districting promote division and a culture of elitism? With professors Dr. Chris Emdin and Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, of Teachers College, Columbia University. Today’s house of activism was built by our ancestors, specifically our Black liberation leaders, who laid a foundation and shape today’s leaders. We are guided by those people. This speaker series is an effort to reaffirm that foundation and put us into motion for change…

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Bonus Day! Watch “Lives Well Lived”

February 26, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free
Lives Well Lived banner

Register below to receive your private link to watch “Lives Well Lived.” To view all programs associated with this event series, click here.  The film “Lives Well Lived” celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100 years old. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3,000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. These men and women open the vault on their journey into…

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Oral History: A Virtual Hands-On Workshop

February 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Register below to receive a private link to this Zoom meeting. To view all programs associated with this event click here.  If you could hold on to one memory forever, what would it be? In this virtual “hands-on” workshop, join Bonnie Collier, Director for the Yale Law School Oral History Project, as she shares how to get started with an oral history project. The Fairfield Museum will share example of oral histories in our library, and Bonnie will guide you…

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March 2021

Meditation Monday

March 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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Death Café

March 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Very limited attendance. Register below to receive a private link to this Zoom meeting. To view all programs associated with this event series, click here.  A Death Café is a scheduled get-together to discuss an often taboo subject – death. The purpose is to educate one another and to help each other become more familiar with the end of life. The idea originated with a Swiss sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettaz, who organized the first café mortel in 2004. Bring…

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Meditation Monday

March 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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How the House Was Built (with Fairfield Yabantu): Speaker Series

March 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

How the House was Built: Speaker Series HEALTHCARE:  How does the history of medical racism contribute to the present distrust of the healthcare system within communities of color? With Ayanna Smith, MD, MPH  Today’s house of activism was built by our ancestors, specifically our Black liberation leaders, who laid a foundation and shape today’s leaders. We are guided by those people. This speaker series is an effort to reaffirm that foundation and put us into motion for change to take…

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The Life of Ann Prask with Dr. Jenny Hale Pulsipher

March 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Swindler Sachem Book Cover

Join Dr. Jenny Hale Pulsipher for a glimpse into the incredible life story of Ann Prask. In 1637, this young girl from Mahican country (present-day Albany) was captured and enslaved by English forces at the battle of Munnocommock Swamp (present-day Southport, CT) during the Pequot War. Ann’s freedom from slavery came through her eventual marriage to John Wompas, a Nipmuc Indian and Harvard attendee, as well as her Indigenous rights to land in present-day Fairfield – her claim to which…

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Meditation Monday

March 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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Making Democracy Work: A Conversation with Denise W. Merrill, Secretary of the State

March 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Denise Merrill's Official Headshot, 2016

Making Democracy Work: A Conversation with Denise W. Merrill, Secretary of the State Celebrating Women’s History Month; co-sponsored by Fairfield League of Women Voters and Fairfield Museum and History Center. Join us for “Making Democracy Work: A Conversation with Denise W. Merrill, Secretary of the State,” a livestreamed virtual  event in celebration of Women's History Month and the growing number of women in public office. Secretary Merrill will speak on key election issues including protecting the vote, expanding democratic participation, and modernizing…

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Meditation Monday

March 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

March 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00
Research in the Library

Join Collections Manager Diane Lee and Library Director Karen Burke in this Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up. Meet with like-minded researchers and bring your questions for Diane and Karen as they share techniques and challenges. Registration required for each meeting. Access to this program is free for members, the cost for non-members is $10. Members will be emailed a coupon code. If you are a member and did not receive a coupon code, please contact us at info@fairfieldhs.org. Not a museum member?…

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“Changemakers and Storytellers,” with Patricia Caso

March 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Pat Caso, Contributor and Co-editor of TWE’s 20 Women Changemakers book

Join us online with former television producer and interviewer Patricia Caso of The Women’s Eye as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Caso will highlight several remarkable women featured in her books, 20 Women Changemakers and 20 Women Storytellers: Taking Action with Powerful Words and Images. These incredible women have made history and a difference, improving countless lives through their creative solutions and bringing awareness of pressing issues in communities, worldwide. Patricia Caso is the co-editor (with author Pam Burke) of 20…

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Meditation Monday

March 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Meditation Monday Join Director of Interpretation Laurie Pasteryak to explore the beauty of everyday objects in our museum’s collection. During this calming 30-minute program, Laurie will share a few mindful techniques, such as the beginner’s mind and breath control. In addition to her role at the museum, Laurie is also a registered yoga teacher and practicing meditator. Meditation Mondays is a virtual event with Laurie using the Zoom platform. Free; registration required.  To register, click here.

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April 2021

April Workshop: Fashion

April 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $15.00
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Design your own clothing line with multiple outfits. Use colored pencils, fabric and paper swatches to put your idea to paper.   The Fairfield Museum invites children ages 8-12 to join us. Discover different arts and crafts techniques while using museum objects as inspiration. All supplies are included. Children must wear masks and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. This event is being offered at two different times of the day, 10:00am-11:30am or 1:00pm-2:30pm Advanced registration is required.…

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April Workshop: Fashion

April 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $15.00
fashion_workshop

Design your own clothing line with multiple outfits. Use colored pencils, fabric and paper swatches to put your idea to paper.   The Fairfield Museum invites children ages 8-12 to join us. Discover different arts and crafts techniques while using museum objects as inspiration. All supplies are included. Children must wear masks and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. This event is being offered at two different times of the day, 10:00am-11:30am or 1:00pm-2:30pm Advanced registration is required.…

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April Workshop: Weaving

April 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $15.00

Weaving: Create a fun & unique woven design using string, yarn, ribbon and other surprise materials.    The Fairfield Museum invites children ages 8-12 to join us. Discover different arts and crafts techniques while using museum objects as inspiration. All supplies are included. Children must wear masks and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. This event is being offered at two different times of the day, 10:00am-11:30am or 1:00pm-2:30pm Advanced registration is required. This is a drop-off…

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April Workshop: Weaving

April 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $15.00

Weaving: Create a fun & unique woven design using string, yarn, ribbon and other surprise materials.    The Fairfield Museum invites children ages 8-12 to join us. Discover different arts and crafts techniques while using museum objects as inspiration. All supplies are included. Children must wear masks and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. This event is being offered at two different times of the day, 10:00am-11:30am or 1:00pm-2:30pm Advanced registration is required. This is a drop-off…

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April Workshop: Book Making

April 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $15.00
book-making

Book Making: Construct an accordion book, then write and illustrate a story using colored pencils, collage materials and stickers.  The Fairfield Museum invites children ages 8-12 to join us. Discover different arts and crafts techniques while using museum objects as inspiration. All supplies are included. Children must wear masks and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. This event is being offered at two different times of the day, 10:00am-11:30am or 1:00pm-2:30pm Advanced registration is required. This is…

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April Workshop: Book Making

April 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $15.00
book-making

Book Making: Construct an accordion book, then write and illustrate a story using colored pencils, collage materials and stickers.  The Fairfield Museum invites children ages 8-12 to join us. Discover different arts and crafts techniques while using museum objects as inspiration. All supplies are included. Children must wear masks and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. This event is being offered at two different times of the day, 10:00am-11:30am or 1:00pm-2:30pm Advanced registration is required. This is…

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IMAGES 2021 Virtual Preview Party

April 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free
IMAGES 2021 Logo

Join us online for the Virtual Opening of IMAGES 2021 at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 16! For more information and to view the virtual event click here The Fairfield Museum is pleased to continue celebrating the exceptional work of talented regional photographers through the IMAGES 2021 Juried Photography Show. A jury of three professional photographers has selected 39 photographs for the exhibition, and the selected photos will be shown alongside the remarkable work of Camille Seaman. IMAGES 2021 is presented in…

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Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

April 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00
Research in the Library

Join Collections Manager Diane Lee and Library Director Karen Burke for the April Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up. This month, special guest Laurie Pasteryak (Director of Interpretation at the Fairfield Museum) will explore historic resources available for understanding Black, Native American and persons of color genealogical research. Laurie will provide a unique look into examples from some local archives and repositories, as well as share some readily available resources. Before coming to Fairfield, Laurie spent 10 years working in the Research Center…

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May 2021

“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

May 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fairfield and the surrounding area? Join us for a guided tour of the Town Hall Green and learn about the people, places, and events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native prehistoric village, the 1639 town center, “witch ducking experiments,” the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead, where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories, and more, await on a fascinating journey through time. $5…

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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

May 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

When the town of Fairfield was first designed in 1639, a burying ground was laid out on Beach Road, just south of the Fairfield Museum. On this walking tour of the Old Burying Ground, learn about the sculptural designs on the tombstones and their meanings. Discover the historic beliefs about death and the value of life at the time through the stories of local families including Thaddeus and Eunice Burr, Jonathan Sturges, and Caleb Brewster, as well as many of…

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Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

May 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00
Research in the Library

Join Collections Manager Diane Lee and Library Director Karen Burke in this Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up. Meet with like-minded researchers and bring your questions for Diane and Karen as they share techniques and challenges. Registration required for each meeting. Access to this program is free for members, the cost for non-members is $10. Members will be emailed a coupon code. If you are a member and did not receive a coupon code, please contact us at info@fairfieldhs.org. Not a museum member?…

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June 2021

Fairfield’s “East Cemetery” Walking Tour

June 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

On this walking tour, we explore East Cemetery and its gravesites. In 1830, the First Located School Society in Fairfield bought the property to care for it and gave it its name. Learn about those buried there, specifically those with military background, and learn how their unique lives shaped Fairfield’s development and history. $5 for members, $10 for non-members Registration requested. We ask that participants register online, in advance of the tour. Outdoor Guided Tours are limited to 20 people…

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“Old Post Road” Walking Tour

June 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Join us on a tour down the Old Post Road which once served as the primary thoroughfare through Fairfield dating back hundreds of years. Originally a Native American shoreline trading and traveling route, it was named as a section of “King’s Highway” in the 1700s, and by the 1800s, it was renamed Main Street. Travel back through time on this walking tour to learn the route’s fascinating history along with the many amazing historic sites on its path including the…

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“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fairfield and the surrounding area? Join us for a guided tour of the Town Hall Green and learn about the people, places, and events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native prehistoric village, the 1639 town center, “witch ducking experiments,” the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead, where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories, and more, await on a fascinating journey through time. $5…

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Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up

June 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00
Research in the Library

Join Collections Manager Diane Lee and Library Director Karen Burke in this Monthly Genealogy Meet-Up. Meet with like-minded researchers and bring your questions for Diane and Karen as they share techniques and challenges. Registration required for each meeting. Access to this program is free for members, the cost for non-members is $10. Members will be emailed a coupon code. If you are a member and did not receive a coupon code, please contact us at info@fairfieldhs.org. Not a museum member?…

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The Sound of Music by Fairfield Center Stage

June 24, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until June 26, 2021

One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

We’re so excited to partner with Fairfield Center Stage for their production of The Sound of Music! These outdoor musical performances run from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 and are located on the Museum Commons.  The production will feature a cast of 25 performers and a live onstage orchestra of 8 musicians. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets/low-back chairs & picnics for this inclusive, family summer event. Amenities include free parking (in vicinity), local food trucks, concessions (including wine and…

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The Sound of Music by Fairfield Center Stage

June 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until June 26, 2021

One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

We’re so excited to partner with Fairfield Center Stage for their production of The Sound of Music! These outdoor musical performances run from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 and are located on the Museum Commons.  The production will feature a cast of 25 performers and a live onstage orchestra of 8 musicians. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets/low-back chairs & picnics for this inclusive, family summer event. Amenities include free parking (in vicinity), local food trucks, concessions (including wine and…

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The Sound of Music by Fairfield Center Stage

June 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 26, 2021

One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

We’re so excited to partner with Fairfield Center Stage for their production of The Sound of Music! These outdoor musical performances run from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 and are located on the Museum Commons.  The production will feature a cast of 25 performers and a live onstage orchestra of 8 musicians. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets/low-back chairs & picnics for this inclusive, family summer event. Amenities include free parking (in vicinity), local food trucks, concessions (including wine and…

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The Sound of Music by Fairfield Center Stage

June 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until June 26, 2021

One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

We’re so excited to partner with Fairfield Center Stage for their production of The Sound of Music! These outdoor musical performances run from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 and are located on the Museum Commons.  The production will feature a cast of 25 performers and a live onstage orchestra of 8 musicians. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets/low-back chairs & picnics for this inclusive, family summer event. Amenities include free parking (in vicinity), local food trucks, concessions (including wine and…

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The Sound of Music by Fairfield Center Stage

June 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 26, 2021

One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

We’re so excited to partner with Fairfield Center Stage for their production of The Sound of Music! These outdoor musical performances run from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 and are located on the Museum Commons.  The production will feature a cast of 25 performers and a live onstage orchestra of 8 musicians. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets/low-back chairs & picnics for this inclusive, family summer event. Amenities include free parking (in vicinity), local food trucks, concessions (including wine and…

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The Sound of Music by Fairfield Center Stage

June 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until June 26, 2021

One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

We’re so excited to partner with Fairfield Center Stage for their production of The Sound of Music! These outdoor musical performances run from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 and are located on the Museum Commons.  The production will feature a cast of 25 performers and a live onstage orchestra of 8 musicians. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets/low-back chairs & picnics for this inclusive, family summer event. Amenities include free parking (in vicinity), local food trucks, concessions (including wine and…

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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

June 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

When the town of Fairfield was first designed in 1639, a burying ground was laid out on Beach Road, just south of the Fairfield Museum. On this walking tour of the Old Burying Ground, learn about the sculptural designs on the tombstones and their meanings. Discover the historic beliefs about death and the value of life at the time through the stories of local families including Thaddeus and Eunice Burr, Jonathan Sturges, and Caleb Brewster, as well as many of…

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July 2021

The Road to Independence: The Burning of Fairfield

July 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $15.00

This outdoor performance and short walking tour will take place on the historic Museum Commons and Town Green.  On July 7, 1779 the town of Fairfield was invaded in an attack by 2,500 British troops.  The local Patriot militia fought valiantly to protect the town's homes and property from destruction, but by the end of the day on July 8th, more than 170 structures had been burned, or were burning, in the once prosperous and bucolic community. What was that…

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The Road to Independence: The Burning of Fairfield

July 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$10.00 – $15.00

This outdoor performance and short walking tour will take place on the historic Museum Commons and Town Green.  On July 7, 1779 the town of Fairfield was invaded in an attack by 2,500 British troops.  The local Patriot militia fought valiantly to protect the town's homes and property from destruction, but by the end of the day on July 8th, more than 170 structures had been burned, or were burning, in the once prosperous and bucolic community. What was that…

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Summer Workshop Session 1: Explore the Natural World

July 12, 2021 - July 15, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00

Explore the natural world surrounding the Fairfield Museum and learn about the history of people who have lived along the coast. Make a sketchbook, create drawings, paintings, and art inspired by nature. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound as we combine history, nature and art. Session 1: July 12 – 15 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members:…

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Fairfield’s “East Cemetery” Walking Tour

July 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

On this walking tour, we explore East Cemetery and its gravesites. In 1830, the First Located School Society in Fairfield bought the property to care for it and gave it its name. Learn about those buried there, specifically those with military background, and learn how their unique lives shaped Fairfield’s development and history. $5 for members, $10 for non-members Registration requested. We ask that participants register online, in advance of the tour. Outdoor Guided Tours are limited to 20 people…

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“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

July 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fairfield and the surrounding area? Join us for a guided tour of the Town Hall Green and learn about the people, places, and events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native prehistoric village, the 1639 town center, “witch ducking experiments,” the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead, where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories, and more, await on a fascinating journey through time. $5…

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Summer Workshop Session 2: Time Travelers

July 19, 2021 - July 22, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00

Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen! Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and c. 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses. Session 2: July 19 – 22 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Summer Workshop Session 3: Art Adventures

July 26, 2021 - July 29, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00

Discover different art techniques while using the collection and current exhibitions as inspiration. Each activity will include a closer look at museum objects, followed by a related art project. Explore multiple themes throughout the week including nature, architecture, figures and fashion. Lessons will include drawing, painting, photography and collage. Session 3: July 26 – 29 | 9:30am – 12pm | Ages 8 – 12 Members: $125; Non-Members: $150

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“Old Post Road” Walking Tour

July 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Join us on a tour down the Old Post Road which once served as the primary thoroughfare through Fairfield dating back hundreds of years. Originally a Native American shoreline trading and traveling route, it was named as a section of “King’s Highway” in the 1700s, and by the 1800s, it was renamed Main Street. Travel back through time on this walking tour to learn the route’s fascinating history along with the many amazing historic sites on its path including the…

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August 2021

Summer Workshop Session 4: Time Travelers

August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00

Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen! Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and c. 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses. Session 4: August 2 – 5 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Jazz Fridays: Brian Torff

August 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 6 through August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In the case of inclement weather we will make every effort to reschedule the performance.  Brian Torff is the Music Program Director at Fairfield University, and helped curate the Jazz Fridays series.…

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Summer Workshop Session 5: Explore the Natural World

August 9, 2021 - August 12, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00

Explore the natural world surrounding the Fairfield Museum and learn about the history of people who have lived along the coast. Make a sketchbook, create drawings, paintings, and art inspired by nature. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound as we combine history, nature and art. Session 1: August 9– 12 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

August 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

When the town of Fairfield was first designed in 1639, a burying ground was laid out on Beach Road, just south of the Fairfield Museum. On this walking tour of the Old Burying Ground, learn about the sculptural designs on the tombstones and their meanings. Discover the historic beliefs about death and the value of life at the time through the stories of local families including Thaddeus and Eunice Burr, Jonathan Sturges, and Caleb Brewster, as well as many of…

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Jazz Fridays: Coppola Jazz with Amanda Bellitto

August 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 6 through August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In the case of inclement weather we will make every effort to reschedule the performance.  Amanda Bellitto is a singer-songwriter with a flair for jazz. She began a career in performance at…

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Summer Workshop Session 6: Time Travelers

August 16, 2021 - August 19, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00

Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen! Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and c. 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses. Session 4: August 16 – 19 | 9:30am – 12:00pm | Ages 8 – 12 In-person - Members: $125; Non-Members: $150…

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Jazz Fridays: Vinny and Ray *STILL ON FOR TONIGHT*

August 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 6 through August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In the case of inclement weather we will make every effort to reschedule the performance.  Vinny and Ray are an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz group consisting of eight members. The group performs hardcore…

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“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fairfield and the surrounding area? Join us for a guided tour of the Town Hall Green and learn about the people, places, and events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native prehistoric village, the 1639 town center, “witch ducking experiments,” the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead, where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories, and more, await on a fascinating journey through time. $5…

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Summer Workshop Session 7: Art Adventures

August 23, 2021 - August 26, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $150.00

Discover different art techniques while using the collection and current exhibitions as inspiration. Each activity will include a closer look at museum objects, followed by a related art project. Explore multiple themes throughout the week including nature, architecture, figures and fashion. Lessons will include drawing, painting, photography and collage. Session 3: August 23 – 26 | 9:30am – 12pm | Ages 8 – 12 Members: $125; Non-Members: $150

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Fairfield’s “East Cemetery” Walking Tour

August 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

On this walking tour, we explore East Cemetery and its gravesites. In 1830, the First Located School Society in Fairfield bought the property to care for it and gave it its name. Learn about those buried there, specifically those with military background, and learn how their unique lives shaped Fairfield’s development and history. $5 for members, $10 for non-members Registration requested. We ask that participants register online, in advance of the tour. Outdoor Guided Tours are limited to 20 people…

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Cancelled: Jazz Fridays Chris Coogan

August 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Due to inclement weather this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 9th at 6:30pm.  Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 6 through August 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy while social distancing during the event. In the case of inclement weather we will make every effort to reschedule…

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September 2021

“Old Post Road” Walking Tour

September 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Join us on a tour down the Old Post Road which once served as the primary thoroughfare through Fairfield dating back hundreds of years. Originally a Native American shoreline trading and traveling route, it was named as a section of “King’s Highway” in the 1700s, and by the 1800s, it was renamed Main Street. Travel back through time on this walking tour to learn the route’s fascinating history along with the many amazing historic sites on its path including the…

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CANCELLED Jazz Fridays: Chris Coogan

September 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Due to inclement weather, Jazz Fridays with Chris Coogan on September 9 is CANCELLED. This performance will not be rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you at next year's Jazz Fridays.  Jazz Fridays is generously sponsored by Alan and Sylvia Neigher and CT Office of the Arts.

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Twentieth Anniversary of September 11 Interfaith Memorial Service

September 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Clergy Association are co-hosting an interfaith memorial service to recognize and reflect upon the Twentieth Anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Representatives from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations will be leading the service. The service is free and open to the public. Located on the Museum Commons.

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History Bites: David Sturges

September 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

For this History Bites lecture, Sturges will share research he has done from the Warner and Read Collections, which he recently donated to the Museum. He will discuss the close relationship of Dr. Ira DeVer Warner and his family with Charles Barnum Read and his family in Gilded Age Fairfield. Sturges will also share highlights of this collection with participants, including historical photographs and archival materials.   David Sturges has been a writer, researcher and archivist for over 57 years.…

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Fair Winds Ahead

September 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$125.00 – $350.00

Join us on September 17, 2021, from 6-9pm for a fabulous outdoor cocktail reception on the Museum Commons! Mingle with leaders in the community, business and philanthropy all while enjoying: • Live music by jazz pianist David Childs • Wine and cocktails  • Specialty hors d'oeuvres from Cinch  This important fundraiser will support the Fairfield Museum's education programs and exhibitions.  Ticket information is below.      If you cannot attend but would like to contribute you can make a donation…

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“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

September 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fairfield and the surrounding area? Join us for a guided tour of the Town Hall Green and learn about the people, places, and events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native prehistoric village, the 1639 town center, “witch ducking experiments,” the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead, where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories, and more, await on a fascinating journey through time. $5…

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Fairfield’s “Old Burying Ground” Walking Tour

September 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

When the town of Fairfield was first designed in 1639, a burying ground was laid out on Beach Road, just south of the Fairfield Museum. On this walking tour of the Old Burying Ground, learn about the sculptural designs on the tombstones and their meanings. Discover the historic beliefs about death and the value of life at the time through the stories of local families including Thaddeus and Eunice Burr, Jonathan Sturges, and Caleb Brewster, as well as many of…

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October 2021

Fairfield’s “East Cemetery” Walking Tour

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

On this walking tour, we explore East Cemetery and its gravesites. In 1830, the First Located School Society in Fairfield bought the property to care for it and gave it its name. Learn about those buried there, specifically those with military background, and learn how their unique lives shaped Fairfield’s development and history. $5 for members, $10 for non-members Registration requested. We ask that participants register online, in advance of the tour. Outdoor Guided Tours are limited to 20 people…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Redistricting and Your Vote

October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Join us for this exciting first event in the 2021-2022 Fairfield League of Women Voters five-part series, SPOTLIGHT ON: REDISTRICTING and YOUR Vote—a new, free, multi-part series about the politics of voting. The series starts with “It’s Your Vote They’re Talking About”—co-sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center— on Thursday, October 14, 7pm at the Fairfield Museum. This talk focuses on the 2020 Census, redistricting rules, and looks at geography and political interest. It happens every 10 years .…

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“Town Hall Green” Walking Tour

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fairfield and the surrounding area? Join us for a guided tour of the Town Hall Green and learn about the people, places, and events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native prehistoric village, the 1639 town center, “witch ducking experiments,” the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead, where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories, and more, await on a fascinating journey through time. $5…

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“Old Post Road” Walking Tour

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Join us on a tour down the Old Post Road which once served as the primary thoroughfare through Fairfield dating back hundreds of years. Originally a Native American shoreline trading and traveling route, it was named as a section of “King’s Highway” in the 1700s, and by the 1800s, it was renamed Main Street. Travel back through time on this walking tour to learn the route’s fascinating history along with the many amazing historic sites on its path including the…

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Halloween on the Green 2021

October 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The Fairfield Museum and History Center, in partnership with the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, presents the 5th Annual “Halloween on the Green” event on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 12pm to 4pm on the Museum Commons behind the Fairfield Museum. This free family event features trick-or-treating, giveaways, displays in the historic buildings, food vendors, a bounce house, and more!     We are excited to invite local service clubs, non-profit organizations, and local business that…

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Cancelled: Legends and Hauntings

October 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The Fairfield Museum deeply regrets that we must cancel all of our upcoming Legends and Hauntings Halloween Tours scheduled for this coming Friday and Saturday due to rain. The tours occur outside in the Old Burying Ground and we are unable to reschedule them. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope will you join us for some of our other upcoming events.

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Cancelled: Legends and Hauntings

October 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The Fairfield Museum deeply regrets that we must cancel all of our upcoming Legends and Hauntings Halloween Tours scheduled for this coming Friday and Saturday due to rain. The tours occur outside in the Old Burying Ground and we are unable to reschedule them. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope will you join us for some of our other upcoming events.

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November 2021

2021 Pop Up Market

November 20, 2021 - November 21, 2021
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
2021 Pop Up Market

The Fairfield Museum is pleased to announce the 7th annual Holiday Pop-Up Market! This festive Market of holiday gifts at the Museum is a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season! $5 suggested donation. Your donation will enter you into a drawing to win a gift bag of items from the Museum shop, a one-year family membership to the Museum, and an Experience Fairfield poster. With a range of exciting vendors we hope you join us for this festive fundraiser! 2021…

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December 2021

Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $8.00

Look at the Museum’s collection of historic holiday cards and create your own. Each participant will experiment with printmaking to create their own unique holiday cards. Saturday, December 4th at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm $8 per adult, $5 per child, includes museum admission. Registration required.

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Build a Train

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$5.00 – $8.00

Choo choo! Have you ever wanted to build your very own train? Now is your chance to assemble and paint a wooden model train. You can also create your own immersive, wintry landscapes for your train. Saturday, December 11th at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm $8 per adult, $5 per child, includes museum admission. Registration required.

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Candy House Workshop

December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$25.00

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! Cost is $25 per house. Workshops will run from 10:00-11:30am, 12-1:30pm, and 2:00-3:30pm. Registration Required.     SPONSORED BY:

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