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

October 2019

Behind the Scenes with Fairfield’s Foods: Curator Tours

October 19
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour into Fairfield’s food history with curator Laurie Lamarre with an inside look into the museum’s new exhibition “From the Ground Up: Fairfield’s Foods,” as well as the newly renovated “Creating Community” gallery and the Victorian Barn on Museum Commons. These 30-minute tours are free with Museum admission. Tour Times: 1:00pm & 2:00pm     Exhibition Information: The food we eat helps define us. It is woven through our cultural traditions and our local landscape, as well…

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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

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

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

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, hayrides, crafts, activities and more! The beloved…

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November 2019

Segregated by Design: How did we get here?

November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

The History of Segregation and Affordable Housing in Fairfield County Connecticut is one of the most segregated states in the country – and this segregation was generated by a long history of public and private actions. It is something we have inherited as a society. Please join us for this two-part series hosted by the Fairfield Museum and Westport Historical Society in partnership with Open Communities Alliance, First Church Congregational of Fairfield, and TEAM Westport.      Part 1 –…

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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…

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