Fairfield Museum July programs

Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield offers the following programs:

Burning of Fairfield Walking Tours

Costumed docents lead Burning of Fairfield walking tours Sunday, July 9, 12-2:30, every half hour. Fairfield was attacked by the British and burned on July 7-8, 1779. $10 for adults and $5 for students. Register by clicking here.

Declaration Celebration

The Declaration Celebration will feature Revolutionary War reenactors, games, crafts, food trucks, walking tours and the opportunity to view the “Declaring Independence” exhibition Sunday, July 9, 11-3. Free admission to the Museum and Museum Commons from 11-3.

Declaring Independence Exhibition

Runs through July 16. View the first fascimile print of the Declaration of Independence (1823) and rare, authentic documents that help explain the risky process of creating a new nation in 1776. Learn about Connecticut’s role in the quest for independence. Special thanks to Seth Kaller, Inc. for loaning items for this display.

Alexander Hamilton in Fairfield!

View and learn about important documents related to the life and times of Hamilton (including a love letter to Eliza!) from Seth Kaller, a dealer in rare, historic documents Thursday, July 13, 6-8. In addition, Robert Begley of the New York Heroes Society will talk about Hamilton’s turbulent childhood, stellar work ethic, military valor, and his rise to become an American hero. Free for members; $5 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served. Presentation begins at 6:30.

Town Green Walking Tours

Guided tour of the historic Green to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Fairfield’s 375 years of history Saturday, July 15, 2-3:30. Walk on the site of the 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” Pass by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories and more await on this journey. Free for members; $8 for nonmembers. Register by clicking here.

Southport Walking Tour

Guided tour starts on the steps of the Pequot Library, a landmark building constructed in 1887 Saturday, July 22, 9:30 a.m. It will cover 1.5 miles of Southport’s historic district and feature topics from Native American tribal history to the Southport Globe Onion boom and more. The tour is co-sponsored by the Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers. Register by clicking here.

Costumed docents lead Burning of Fairfield walking tours Sunday, July 9, 12-2:30, every half hour.

Costumed docents lead Burning of Fairfield walking tours Sunday, July 9, 12-2:30, every half hour.

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