Fairfield Museum to hold spring vacation programs
Programs will include:
Storytime, Monday, April 16: The program, for preschoolers accompanied by a parent or grandparent, will involve looking at Dr. Seuss's book "The Lorax" and exploring the museum's galleries, 370 Beach Road. It will be held 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Cost is price of museum admission, free for members.
Capture It!, Tuesday, April 17: The workshop, for children ages eight to 13 years old, will allow participants to view architectural photographs in the museum's "Sustainable Cities" exhibit as well as see how to capture textures, patterns and details in the town green's architecture and curate a photo exhibit. Attendees need to bring cameras. It will be held 10 a.m. to noon and cost $25 per person, $20 for members.
Sketching History, Wednesday, April 18: Trumbull artist and illustrator Deborah Bassino will show how to sketch everyday objects used by the Ogden family at its 1750 home, 1520 Bronson Road, during this workshop for children ages eight to 13 years old. It will take place 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 per person, $20 for members.
Girls Club Afternoon -- Felicity and the Ogden House, Wednesday, April 18: Participants will have the chance to explore the 1750 Ogden House with American Girl doll Felicity and discover activities that kept colonial girls busy. They will also have the opportunity to make fragrant potpourri sachets and other crafts as well as create snacks from Felicity's cookbook. The workshop, for girls ages eight to 12 years old, costs $30 per person, $25 for members for materials. It will be held 1 to 4 p.m.
Sketching Nature, Thursday, April 19: Bassino will lead an examination of the town green's historic buildings and sites and then show how to draw a picture of the Burr Homestead gardens and other things. The workshop, for children ages eight to 13 years old, will be held 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 per person, $20 for members.
Earth Day Nature Expedition, Thursday, April 19: Participants will have a chance to look for natural objects in the gardens and marshes surrounding the museum and the wooded green to make a natural craft.
The event, for children ages six to 10 years old, will take place 1:30 to 3 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for members.
Up and Away!, Friday, April 20: Participants will have the chance to experiment with different types of flight from balloons to balsa wood gliders and learn why these mechanisms stay aloft. The program, for children ages six to 12 years old, will be held 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 per person, $20 for members.
The Basket Case, Friday, April 20: Purple Rock Productions will present an interactive performance that encourages exploration and discovery within an assortment of baskets. A story will unfold as each basket reveals dolls, puppets and surprises while participants are encouraged to dance and sing as the story reveals itself. The program, appropriate for ages four years old and up, will be held 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $8 adults, $5 children.
The programs are listed on the museum's web site, www.fairfieldhistory.org. Registration is preferred. Contact the museum visitor services manager at 203-259-1598, ext. 108, for information.