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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer History Camps Top the Agenda for Fairfield Museum's June Calendar




FAIRFIELD – Fairfield Museum and History Center will kick off its summer camp adventure on June 27th  through July 1st with "Building Detectives" for grades 3 – 5.  You can read a mystery book, but can you read and solve the mysteries of a building? In this exciting one-week camp, students will discover how buildings and architecture can teach us about people from the past.  They'll explore the hidden places of historic buildings and go behind the scenes to discover their mysteries.  Campers will venture on architectural scavenger hunts and build their own structures inspired by the constructed environment around them. 


And at a separate camp from June 27th through July 1st at historic Ogden House, students in grades 3 – 5 will learn about the early settlers and how children lived in the past as they experience historic house tours, the garden, cooking, games, arts and crafts and a wealth of other historical activities.  Campers will explore secret nooks and crannies of Ogden House and learn its mysteries.  Campers will spend the final  day of camp at the Fairfield Museum and History Center where they will experience a day in the life of a student in the 1804 Academy School House and learn to use antique tools in the Victorian Barn and make a surprise, historic treat. 


The Museum will be offering a range of other exciting camps for various grades throughout the summer and registrations will be accepted up to one week before each camp.  Please contact the Museum's Visitor's Service Department at 203-259-1598 or check the web site for details. 





Summer Camp Open House & Community Day

Fairfield Museum and History Center: 370 Beach Road

and The Ogden House: 1520 Bronson Road

Saturday, June 11    

12p.m. – 4p.m.

The Fairfield Museum is participating in Connecticut Open House Day, a statewide celebration of Connecticut's fascinating world of art, history and culture. The Fairfield Museum and History Center and The Ogden House will offer free admission, guided tours and a variety of activities for all ages. Meet and greet summer camp staff, learn about camp activities, tour camp locations and get the chance to register for the Fairfield Museum's Summer Camps!

 Learn about History Camp at the Ogden House and play some colonial-era games.  A small encampment will be on display and visitors will have the chance to speak with a re-enactor portraying a member of the Fairfield militia during the American Revolution.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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