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First County Bank Supports Fairfield Museum Education Programs

Fairfield, CT - First County Bank Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the Fairfield Museum to support professional development for teachers throughout southwestern Connecticut. Representatives from First County Bank visited the Museum earlier this month to present the generous contribution.

The funds will provide critical funding for the Museum to provide impactful professional development resources and workshops in the year ahead. Recognizing that addressing the needs of teachers is a vital step to fostering learning in students, the Fairfield Museum is a regional leader in offering professional development opportunities for educators.

A recent professional development course, held on June 13, focused on the Culper Spy Ring, an espionage web that operated in the area during the Revolutionary War. Educators who attended the workshop can now incorporate this information and the primary sources that were shared at the seminar into their curriculum. Teachers in attendance represented schools from across Fairfield County, including Notre Dame of Fairfield, Park City Magnet School, Monroe Public Schools, the Bryant School and New Beginnings Family Academy.

Each year, the Fairfield Museum welcomes thousands of students from throughout Fairfield County for one-of-a-kind learning experiences. In order to ensure each student fully benefits, the Museum’s education staff works closely with educators to provide the necessary tools, training, and pre- and post-visit activities. Resources for educators include Professional Development Workshops and Online Teacher Guides.

“Thanks to the generous funding from First County Bank, the Museum will host several professional development workshops throughout the year to support teachers,” said Fairfield Museum Executive Director Mike Jehle. “Additionally, this contribution will enable the Museum to waive fees for teachers representing underserved schools.”

About the Fairfield Museum & History Center

The Fairfield Museum & History Center, located at 370 Beach Road, is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm. Members of the Museum and children under 5 are admitted free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org. The Fairfield Museum relies on funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Museum is especially grateful for leadership support from the State of Connecticut, Town of Fairfield and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

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