Rising Tides: Fairfield’s Coast - Past to Future

Fairfield has always been a coastal community, although we have looked at the coast differently over time: as a place of natural abundance, an opportunity for travel and commerce, and a landscape of beauty and recreation. The coast has changed over time too, and rising sea levels will require us to adapt to new ways of living on the shoreline.  

This exhibition was on view at the Fairifeld Museum from September 2016-March 2017, and won an award from the American Association for State and Local History in 2017. Special thanks to the Connecticut Audubon Society, the Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut, Tom Steinke, and the Town of Fairfield.