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Bridgeport,The Great War and the Strikes of 1915 with Carolyn Ivanoff

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield

Presented with the League of Women Voters. Educator and historian Carolyn Ivanoff will present a lecture in costume on the year of 1915 in Bridgeport – the triumphant, striking summer. World War I transformed Bridgeport, Connecticut into a powerful arsenal for the allied war effort. Women workers would play an important role in workers’ rights. Over 12,000 striking women would win the eight-hour day mostly without any national labor involvement.

The Kershner Gallery exhibition: Pencil, Brush, & Needle

December 9, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield

The Kershner Gallery is pleased to announce our newest exhibition, Pencil, Brush, & Needle, featuring artworks by Dick Rauh, Susan Spivack, and Barbara W. Sferra. Gallery hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-5; Tuesday, Thursday 9-9, Saturday 1-5, Closed Sundays  

Museum After Dark: Backstage at the Olympics with NBC!

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield

Sports fans, skiers, skaters, hockey players and families who are looking forward to watching the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on television … this “Museum After Dark” event is for you! Go behind-the-scenes of reporting on the Olympics with Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Ventures and broadcaster Rob Simmelkjaer. Get a preview of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, learn how technology is changing how people watch and find out how NBC produces an event of this magnitude despite the challenges…

History Bites Lunchtime Chats – The Lowells of Massachusetts

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield

The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family author Nina Sankovitch discusses her new book on this family legacy. Presented with the Fairfield University Bookstore. “[A] stirring saga…Vivid and intimate, Ms. Sankovitch’s account entertains us with Puritans and preachers, Tories and rebels, abolitionists and industrialists, lecturers and poets … Ms. Sankovitch has made a compelling contribution to Massachusetts and American History.”―Roger Lowenstein, The Wall Street Journal Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bagged lunch, beverages and dessert will…

Fairfield History Museum Exhibition: Winter Wonderland

December 28, 2017 - February 19, 2018
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield

Winter Wonderland Ruth Carlson Horn Gallery; On view through February 19, 2018 Whether you love it or simple endure it, winter is a defining part of our New England experience. Winter Wonderland at the Fairfield Museum celebrates the history some of the different winter activities beloved by generations – such as sledding, skating, and skiing. It also explores how people deal with the more “unloved” aspects of winter, such as shoveling snow and coping with blizzards. Take a walk through…

The Kershner Gallery exhibition: Movement Community Art Show

January 26 - March 17
Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield

Movement: Community Art Show Entry Deadline: January 12, 2018 “Movement is the translation of life, and if art depicts life, movement should come into art, since we are only aware of living because it moves.” -Arshile Gorky.  Artists are invited to submit works exploring movement as a theme. Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-5; Tuesday, Thursday 9-9, Saturday 1-5, Closed Sundays

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