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Norwalk Displays Art, History For 'Open House Day'

Museums around Fairfield County and Connecticut will offer deals and discounts on June 8 as part of the state's "Open House Day."
Museums around Fairfield County and Connecticut will offer deals and discounts on June 8 as part of the state's "Open House Day." Photo Credit: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Many of Fairfield County's art museums, history museums and other tourist attractions will offer special incentives and exhibits -- and in some cases, free admission -- on Saturday as part of Connecticut's ninth annual Open House Day.

Below is a list of Fairfield County attractions that are offering deals for Open House Day on June 8.

  • Gallery at Still River Editions, Danbury: From noon until 5 p.m. is the opening reception for Nearly Forgotten, an exhibit of photographs by Catherine Vanaria of hats from the Danbury Museum & Historical Society’s collection. At 3 p.m., there will an artist talk and presentation. Light refreshments served.
  • YMCA ESCAPE to the Arts, Danbury: From noon until 4 p.m., view the exhibition Destination Connecticut (June 10-July 19), showcasing a variety of works depicting destinations landmarks and imagery in Connecticut. Artists will also be demonstrating their skills and children can make a craft.
  • Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield: Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.
  • Ogden House, Fairfield: Free admission from noon until 4 p.m.
  • Sweet & Simple, Fairfield: From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering free samples of the newest product from The Farmer’s Cow, The Farmer’s Cow Ice Cream Cooke Sandwiches, featuring cookies baked with live by Sweet & Simple. Also offering complimentary cookies.
  • Bellarmine Museum of Art, Fairfield University, Fairfield: Free family day activities from 1 until 4 p.m. Museum will be open from noon until 5 p.m.
  • Bush-Holley Historic Site, Cos Cob, Greenwich: Buy one admission, get the second for free, from noon until 4 p.m.
  • Bruce Museum, Greenwich: Free admission from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • The Glass House, New Canaan: Visitors will receive a complimentary hard cover coffee table book “Modern Views.” Experience the iconic Glass House site by walking through the 47-acre curated landscape. View the 14 architectural structures and world-class art and design collection, and explore the interiors of Philip Johnson’s house. Tours are two hours and leave at 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required.
  • Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk: Open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering complimentary soft drinks.
  • Gallaher Mansion & Carriage House Theater, Norwalk: From noon until 4 p.m., free tours of the mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with complimentary refreshments. Guests may enter to win free tickets to a Carriage House Theater show.
  • Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk: Offering half-price admission from noon until 4 p.m.
  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield: Free admission from noon until 5 p.m. Activities include opening of Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, docent-led tours, and lunch provided from one of the finest food trucks.
  • Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield: Open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. offering a special two for one discount.

    Site of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.

  • Suzanne Benton Studio & Art Showcase, Ridgefield: Open artist studio from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., showing a slide show: My Life with Masks and providing complimentary invitation cards and one catalog.

  • Academy Hall Museum, Ridgefield: Free admission from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford: Free admission for the first 100 visitors from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • Westport Historical Society, Westport: Open from noon until 4 p.m., offering 10 percent discount on items in the gift shop.

  • River Road Gallery, Wilton: Open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with art show opening Build, a photography exhibit featuring the work of select students from the Family & Children’s Agency. Complimentary refreshments available.

Click here for a full listing of the statewide Connecticut Open House Day offerings .

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