Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield

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Fairfield Museum and History Center is a museum and library located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Established in 2007 by the 103-year-old Fairfield Historical Society, the Fairfield Museum’s vision is to use history to strengthen community and to shape its future. The 13,000 square-foot museum features exhibition galleries, a special collection research library and reading room, a family education center, an 80-seat theater overlooking Fairfield’s Town Green and a museum shop.

Art and history exhibitions have included the inaugural exhibit Landscape of Change, It’s a Hit! A Hometown View of Our National Pastime, Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County, Exploring Our Cultural Heritage, the annual IMAGES juried photography exhibition and Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past.

Programs and activities for families and youth include the Holiday Express Train Show, Family Days, Scavenger Hunts, Vacation Camps, the Halloween Spooky Stroll and walking tours exploring the Town Green campus.

The Meeting Hall overlooking the Town Green hosts lectures, panels and shared discussions led by scholars, university professors and historians that illuminate history through dialogue and debate with the larger community. The Special Collections Library and Reading Room includes genealogy and family papers that date back to 1639. The Museum Shop features a selection of Fairfield gifts and books.

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  • Lots of interesting history about the city and the area in general. Especially enjoyed learning about the early colonists. More modern history, 20th century, includes information about the...  more »
  • The Fairfield Museum and History Center provides a good overview of the Fairfield area history dating back to pre-Colonial times. The displays and artifacts had a particular emphasis on the...  more »
  • Great little museum about Fairfield and Bridgeport History. Excellent staff! Great place for a field trip!
  • Small but quaint. Worth the $5 entry.

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