Monday, November 21, 2016

Rising Tide: Fairfield's Coast: Past to Future @ Fairfield History Museum and Center

The feature exhibition, Rising Tide: Fairfield's Coast: Past to Future at the Fairfield Museum and History Center located on 370 Beach St. just off the green in Fairfield is on display through February 28, 2017.

This timely exhibition explores the past and future of Fairfield's coast, as rising sea levels are expected to reshape the experience of living in shoreline communities. Rising Tides looks at the history of the coast, from fishing, shipping, and recreation to how residents have dealt with devastating storms in the past. Looking towards the future, explore how rising sea levels are affecting the region and the efforts being made to promote coastal resiliency.
1954 Hurrican

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum will host a variety of programs for all ages, including panel discussions, community forums, teacher workshops, family hikes and sailing tours. Program partners include the Town of Fairfield, Soundwaters, Save the Sound, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), UCONN, CTDEEP, The Nature Conservancy, Common Ground High School and CT Audubon Center.  Visit for a complete list of events.
Fairfield Beach, CT, December 1, 2012–This home was one of the seven that collapsed in Fairfield Beach. FEMA is in the area with Hazard Mitigations specialists who are trained in proper rebuilding techniques for coastal homes. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

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