Fairfield Museum and History Center lists October events

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Road; 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.


Honey Day at Ogden House — Tess Brown, the Fairfield University Beekeeping Mentor talks about beekeeping and the efforts of beekeepers who keep this important tradition alive Sunday, Sept. 29, 1-4 p.m., 1520 Bronson Road, $5 suggested donation. Refreshments, unique bee-themed gifts including honey produced by our own honeybees, wreath-making with herbs and flowers from the Colonial Kitchen Garden, historic house tours throughout the day.


Docent training — Interested in volunteering as a docent? Come participate in training for the museum’s newest exhibit, Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past Fridays, Oct. 4 and 11, 10-2.


Storytelling on the Green — True 10-minute tales told by storytellers, presented by MouseMuse Productions, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30-9:30, $20.


Legends and Hauntings walking tour — Explores haunting legends and folklore Sunday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., $8. Advance registration requested.


Toast of the Town Fall Gala — Sneak peak of the exhibition, Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past Saturday Oct. 26, 7-11 p.m., $125 and up. Reserve tickets online or call the Museum.


Creating Community Family Open House — Experience the museum’s major exhibition, Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past, Sunday, Nov. 3, noon-3.

Hands-on exhibition 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.

Performances by Falcon Repertory Theater, refreshments, family activities, treasure hunt, and the chance to paint a collaborative paper mural with artist Deborah Bassino.

Runs Monday-Friday, 10-4; weekends, noon-4.


19th century women’s fashion exhibit — In Vogue: A Runway of 19th Century Women’s Fashion, runs through Jan. 5. Every decade from 1780 to 1900 will be on the runway.


There’s a Map for That! — Explore the ways in which our state has been surveyed, charted, imagined, and pictured with this exhibition organized by Connecticut Explored in celebration of the magazine’s 10th anniversary; runs through Nov. 15.

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