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Fairfield Museum and History Center

CPC Catalog > Organization: Fairfield Museum and History Center

Location [ map ]

370 Beach Rd

Fairfield, CT 06824

Description:

The Fairfield Museum and History Center opened to the public on September 16, 2007.  Seven years in the making, this educational and cultural facility unveils a vital new chapter in the history of our community. Find out more about visiting the Museum.

The Fairfield Museum’s vision is to use history to strengthen community and shape its future.  We believe that history is a powerful platform for examining and understanding the civic values and responsibilities of our democratic society. As a public forum for the process of shared discovery, we celebrate and cultivate the elements that create and bind community: complex stories from multiple points of view that explore the diverse legacies of our region.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society.  We connect people around the complex history of Fairfield and neighboring communities so that together we may shape a more informed future.

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Collections:
Warner Family Papers, 1884-1921
William B. Glover Collection, 1855-1977

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Warner Family Papers, 1884-1921

Warner family. Residents of Chenango County, N.Y., New York, N.Y., and Bridgeport, Conn. Letters to Lucien Calvin Warner (1841-1925), physician, president of Warner Chemical Co., of New York, N.Y., and benefactor of Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio; and scrapbook (1887-1917) containing newspaper clippings relating to Ira DeVer Warner (1840-1913), physician and brother of Lucien C., who with his brother founded Warner Brother's Company, a corset factory in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1876, Lucien T. Warner (1878-1950), and other family members involved in the business. Correspondents of Lucien C. Warner include Andrew Carnegie, Grover Cleveland, Rutherford B. Hayes, John D. Rockefeller, and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28425034

Size
58 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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William B. Glover Collection, 1855-1977

Glover, William B. (William Brown), 1857-1896. William Brown Glover, b. Apr. 7, 1857; d. Jan. 18, 1896; graduated from Yale Univ. in the class of 1878; received his degree at the Columbia College Law School in 1880; admitted to Conn. Bar in 1881; m. Helen Wardwell of New York; probate judge for the district of Fairfield, Conn.; also member of the Conn. Legislature.

Letters to and from William B. Glover (1880-1896); diaries; financial and legal papers; lawsuits and probate papers; miscellaneous papers, together with the papers of Samuel Glover, William's son; Emily Brown Glover's Norris family history (1855); papers of Samuel Glover, Sr., and Henry M. Smith's probate papers. Persons represented include Helen Glover, George D. Chapman, Odell Chapman, William Howard Taft, and P.T. Barnum. Companies represented include Bassick & Spooner Mining and Enterprise Mining Co. Other corporate bodies represented include the Fairfield Historical Society, the Connecticut League of Historical Societies, the Town of Fairfield, Fairfield Middle School, Connecticut State Guard and Connecticut Town Guard, the Museum of Art, Industry and Science in Bridgeport, Conn., and Columbia College Law School. Topics represented include electric railroads in Fairfield, mining corporations, real property in Fairfield County, and the history of Fairfield. Places represented include Mill Hill, Conn.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/166428640

Size
8,300 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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