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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

After you shop Friday, stop by The Fairfield Museum and History Center

The Fairfield Museum and History Center  says that is is "turning Black Friday into family fun Friday," and offering folks a chance to take a break from holiday shopping and stop by for "Family Focus: First Thanksgiving," from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29.
"Come celebrate the gifts the Native Americans introduced to the colonists and learn how these cultures influence our traditions today, museum staff said in a release.  "Family-friendly tours of our new exhibition, 'Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past,' will be led by a museum educator and will focus on Native American and Colonial life. "
There will be food and hands-on activities, such as working with natural materials including feathers, beads and more; "or, watch archery demonstrations featuring Greg Anderson of Northwood Traditional Archery," the release said.
"Anderson will have his finely crafted wooden bows and arrows on hand," the release said. "Anderson replicates American Indian and Native European artifacts and crafts authentic arrows, sharing the history of ancient archery with others; he will have his finely crafted wooden bows and arrows on hand during his demonstration," which will run noon to 2 p.m.
The event is free with regular museum admission, the release said.
 
About the Fairfield Museum and History Center:
Fairfield Museum and History Center is a community cultural arts and education center established in 2007 by the 103-year old Fairfield Historical Society. The 13,000 square-foot museum, inspired architecturally by the historic warehouses along Southport harbor, includes modern galleries, a research library, a museum shop and community spaces overlooking Fairfield's Town Green. The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society.  
 
Located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, CT, the Museum is open seven days a week.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children are free.  For more information, call 203-259-1598 or view us online at www.fairfieldhistory.org.
 
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