Ogden House open for the summer
Published 6:21 pm, Thursday, June 9, 2011
Ogden House and Gardens, 1520 Bronson Road, operated by Fairfield Museum and History Center, will open for Sunday afternoon tours from 1 to 4 p.m. through September, excluding the weekends of July 4, Labor Day and Sept. 11.
On Saturday, Ogden House and the museum will both be open for free to all guests. The open house event is sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Arts and Tourism.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ogden House is a typical mid-18th century farmhouse that escaped the 1779 burning of Fairfield by British forces during the American Revolution.
Built for David Ogden at the time of his marriage to Jane Sturges, the farmhouse provides a glimpse into the life of a family of the "middling sort." Visitors will be able to view period objects ranging from a silver hilted sword, textiles and fine pieces of furniture with Fairfield provenance.
The home also features an 18th century-style kitchen garden maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, with vegetables and herbs typical of the time.
Admission is $3 for adults and free to members of the Fairfield Museum and Historical Society and to children 5 and under.
For more information, visit www.fairfieldhs.org.