Upcoming events at the Fairfield Museum and History Center
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield
Monday-Friday • 10-4; Saturday-Sunday, noon-4
Free admission members; adults $5, seniors $3; students $3; free children under 5; fairfieldhistory.org, 203-259-1598.
Adult lecture series — Home of Happy Dancers: The Story of Bridgeport’s Ritz Ballroom with Jeffrey Williams Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30. Join Jeffrey for a book signing and to hear stories of this famous ballroom. Suggested donation $5; members free. Sponsored by Fairfield University.
Wonder Women of Fairfield exhibit — Discover the vision and determination of Fairfield’s most famous women, who forged new avenues of achievement not open to earlier generations Feb. 27-April 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Members free, non-members $5; students and seniors $3, children under 5 free. Admission to the Museum is free Mondays and Tuesdays, courtesy of People’s United Bank.
Women’s activisim lecture — The Personal is Political: Women’s Activism in the 1960s, Sunday, March 2, 2:30-4. Discover the depth and range of women’s grass roots activism as well as the features of a social movement, from differing ideologies to creating a focused movement. Sponsored by Fairfield University; co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Mother/Daughter Tea — Share a cup of tea, visit the Wonder Women exhibition, learn about the great contributions local women have made to our community, and enjoy a talk on the health benefits and history of tea, by Betty Johnson of Bigelow Tea Sunday, March 16, 2-4. Members $; non-members $10.
Lunch & Lecture — The Wonder Women of Connecticut with Bambi Mroz of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters Thursday, March 20, noon-2. Presentation gives a panoramic view of the Hall of Fame’s inductees, including Margaret Rudkin, founder of Pepperidge Farm. Sponsored by Fairfield University, $20 includes lunch. RSVP by March 17, 203-259-1598.
Creating Community exhibition — Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past is an ongoing hands-on exhibition that invites visitors to explore the history of Fairfield and its region for nearly 400 years. Look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher a spy code, and learn how factories fueled the area’s growth in the early 1900s.
Ongoing exhibition runs Monday-Friday, 10-4; weekends, noon-4.