Free Presidents’ Day weekend programs at Fairfield Museum

Looking for a way to spend quality time with your children over President’s Day weekend? The Fairfield Museum is running two programs that will include history, art and fun.

Family Focus: Gear Up!

Friday, February 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Enter the 375 years of history in the Creating Community exhibition to enjoy fun, hands-on activities. Experience a day in the life of a Native American, a Patriot, a sailor, or gold miner. The world is full of possibilities!

Family Focus: Paint a Portrait

Monday, February 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Can you create a painting based on a selfie or school picture? Bring your own photos or a smartphone to create your own self-portraits in our galleries. Explore portrait paintings from presidents to Eunice Dennie Burr and create your own selfie painting!

About the Fairfield Museum and History Center

The Fairfield Museum is a fascinating non-profit museum, library, cultural arts and educational organization founded in 1903 that provides families in Fairfield County with a wide array of exhibits and educational programs that teach regional history, celebrate a shared heritage, and prepare students and adults to be more active participants in their community. Located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, CT, the Museum is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children under 5 are free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

We believe in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. Our mission is to connect people around the complex history of Fairfield and neighboring communities so that together we may shape a more informed future. Program support comes from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, CT Humanities and our generous community donors and corporate sponsors.

 

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