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Friday, September 3, 2010

The Fairfield Museum and History Center wants to scare you

But isn't that part of what October is about?

FAIRFIELDFairfield Museum and History Center plans a "ghoulish" October program in conjunction with its ongoing baseball history exhibition, “It’s a Hit!” A Hometown View of Our National Pastime, which will run through January 2, 2011, according to a statement.

Haunted Baseball & Field of Screams will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 20

"In a night for young and old alike, the Museum will play host to Dan Gordon, co-author of "Haunted Baseball," which combines a fun and freaky collection of otherworldly yarns collected from baseball players, stadium personnel, front-office folks, and fans," the statement said.

Gordon will explore the spooky connection between baseball and the paranormal. In addition to Haunted Baseball, he will discuss material from his new book, "Field of Screams: Ghosts, Curses, Legends and Eerie Events," the statement said.

There is not cost for members and for non-members the charge is $5.

Gordon's writings have appeared in newspapers and other publications and he co-authored the regional bestseller "Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories" and contributed two essays to the global baseball book, "Baseball without Borders: The International Pastime," the statement said He lives and dies with the Red Sox.

A Spooky Stroll will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 29.

Dubbed an "exciting, spooky walk around the town Green for children 6 to 10 with adult supervision, costumes are encouraged, the statement said.

Follow a costumed guide while hearing spooky stories. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children.

The Legends and Hauntings Lantern Tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30

For anyone older than 15, this will be "an exciting walk around the Fairfield’s legendary town Green and Old Burying Ground with a costumed guide to hear legends and local lore," the statement said. Guaranteed to send a few shudders through the group. Limit of 40 walkers.

Members: $5; non-members $8. Please pre-register for all events.

There are many more events scheduled throughout October. For current program and exhibition information, visit and for group tour reservations and information, call 203-259-1598.

According to the prepared statement, "The Fairfield Museum and History Center is a community cultural and education center established in 2007 by the Fairfield Historical Society. The 13,000 square-foot museum presents engaging exhibition galleries, a special collection library, a family education center, an 80-seat theater overlooking Fairfield's Town Green and a delightful museum shop. The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society."

The museum provides educational programs to schools in and around Fairfield County, and helps to enrich the cultural and social life of the area, the statement said. The museum serves more than 25,000 visitors each year. It is located at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, and is open seven days a week.



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