FAIRFIELD, CT - Holiday shoppers can kick off the season early at the Fairfield Museum Shop Holiday Trunk Show featuring local artisans, on Thursday November 7th from 6pm - 8pm.
Visitors will enjoy wine and cheese and browsing unique gift items, including bee-themed pieces inspired by the Museum’s successful 2013 honey project, Fairfield scene cards, scarves and accessories, fragrant soaps, beach inspired holiday gifts, handcrafted jewelry and more. For those with children on their list, classic toys in the newly redesigned Shop include yoyos, jacks, and mobiles, as well as kits for making their own box kite or block puzzle.
The Museum Shop Trunk Show will also feature a talk by special guest and Fairfield Historian Missy Wolfe, author of Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America, 1610-1665. Wolfe has lived in Fairfield for 15 years and a former board member and fundraising chair for the Fairfield Museum and History Center. In this her most recent book, Wolfe rewrites the earliest histories of Stamford and Greenwich, CT by sharing the story of Elizabeth Winthrop (daughter-in-law of John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony), taking us through her four marriages, seven children, and colliding cultures as she protected her land, her religion, and her life. Missy Wolfe will speak at 7:30 pm and will have copies of her book on hand for signing at the event.
Admission to the Museum Shop Trunk Show is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Fairfield Museum and History Center at 203-259-1598 or visit fairfieldhistory.org.