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Fairfield celebrates 375 years in 2014

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Located along Connecticut's "gold coast", Fairfield is one of the state's earliest settlements that has endured many early hardships including the Pequot War and the burning of Fairfield during the American Revolution. In 2014, Fairfield is celebrating its' 375 anniversary with a series of exciting events to commemorate this beautiful coastal city.

The Fairfield Museum located on 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, for example has planned a series of exhibitions and programs to celebrate Fairfield's history. The exhibits will celebrate the residents of Fairfield from newcomers to those that have lived in Fairfield for decades. Arts, culture and notable residents will be highlighted.

The museum has a new hands on exhibit that features a Native American wigwam for kids to explore as well as an American Revolution fort kids can climb into and a 19th century trolley.

Fairfield Back and Forth, an evocative exhibit featuring the lenticular imagery by Miggs Burroughs will open December 19 and will run through February 18, 2014. The images of this exhibit transform 19th century photos to present day scenes and is sure to fascinate.

Wakeman: The First 100 Years, a photographic exhibit is on display through January 5 and follows the development of the Boys and Girls Club that began in 1913.

A seasonal treat, the Holiday Train Show is now on display and fun for the entire family. Model trains wend through a magical winter landscape of spectacular trees and beautiful houses and buildings. The Train Show takes place on weekends through Sunday, January 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The cost to see the trains is $3.

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