The program is intended to help special needs students get involved in exhibitions
FAIRFIELD —The Fairfield Museum will
act as co-host for a brainstorming coffee hour with the Fairfield Special Education PTA from 10 to 11 a.m. April 25, according to a statement.
"The goal of the
program, open to the public, will be to explore ideas that meet the needs of
children with special needs and abilities and comfortably involve these
children in Museum activities, according to Christine Jewell, director of
education and community programs," the statement said.
session is timely because The Fairfield Museum will open an ambitious local
history exhibition this fall --Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our
Past,” said Jewell, also in the statement. “This exhibition will
introduce visitors to the people and events that have created our communities
over time. It will focus on elementary and middle school students, as well as
family and adult visitors, with dynamic and interactive activities that will
engage them in exploring the past. The exhibition is an essential step toward
realizing the Fairfield Museum’s vision to use history to strengthen
community and shape its future.”
also said the informal program will include a chat about how museum staff can “design
strong, appealing programs for our special needs community around its
Among topics for discussion topics are: What types of programs and resources do you
need? What are your child’s strengths and interests? What goals do you have for
your child when visiting the museum or participating in a museum program?
How can the Fairfield Museum create a safe and welcoming environment for you
and your children?
more information, call Christine Jewell at 203-259-1598.
Museum is at 370 Beach Road. Hours are Monday-Friday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free for
members, $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children age 5 and younger. For more information on exhibits and upcoming programs, visit www.fairfieldhistory.org
or call 203-259-1598
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
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