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It Happened Here! Exhibit

It Happened Here! From Haven to Home to Community

The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County presents a traveling exhibit, designed to explore questions about what it means to create a “home” and community through individual experiences. We used materials, artifacts and images from our Archives and additional primary sources to create eight theme-based panels. Each panel highlights selected individuals who have a strong connection to Fairfield County and have had a positive impact on our community. The exhibit partially supported by a grant from the Stamford Arts and Cultural Council opened at the Ferguson Library on September 18, 2022.

JHSFC featured stories beginning in the 1700’s and continue through World Wars I and II. We profiled early immigrants, military heroes, icons in the cultural and performing arts, and community leaders. Each story is unique and powerful. All those featured shared a desire to belong to something larger than themselves and make a difference in the lives of others. Fairfield County has forever been enriched because of their commitment to their communities.


JHSFC Exhibits


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