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Pequot Library's rare collection on view to honor Fairfield's 375th

Published 6:26 am, Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Charlotte Bulkely's scrapbook is one of the items on display in  ìPages from Pequot: Local History,î a Pequot Library exhibit honoring the town's 375th anniversary. Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen
    Charlotte Bulkely's scrapbook is one of the items on display in ìPages from Pequot: Local History,î a Pequot Library exhibit honoring the town's 375th anniversary. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The Pequot Library is mounting the second half of an exhibition featuring rare books from its special collections to honor the town of Fairfield's 375th year anniversary.

Items in the exhibit, "Pages from Pequot: Local History," include photographs of old Fairfield and Southport dating from 1893, "A Calendar for the Town of Fairfield for 1885," colorful Victorian advertisement cards and handwritten items showing the elaborate filigree penmanship style of the era.

Family names such as Barlow, Ludlow and Jennings appear in the exhibition of rare books and ephemera. Many of the items from Pequot Library's special collections have not been displayed before.

The exhibition runs through Aug. 25. Reproductions of the cards and photographs will be available for purchase.

Summer library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The library is closed Sundays.

Visit www.pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346 for more information.