FAIRFIELD, CT – Fairfield Museum & History Center is pleased to
announce the completion of its multi-year restoration of the Ogden House Historical property.
The final phase of the project was generously funded by a matching grant from 1772 Foundation
and Preservation Connecticut to aid with the repair of the Ogden house exterior. The restoration
work was performed by Domus Constructors.
Fairfield Museum and History Center370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824203-259-1598
Built in 1740 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#79002651), Ogden House
is among the oldest residences open to the public in Fairfield County, CT. In addition to its
historical significance, Ogden House is an important property that is used for educational
programming throughout the year and is an integral part of the Fairfield Museum’s highly
successful K-12 school and family programming. The newly completed project marks the end of
a decade-long careful restoration effort to ensure the stability of the Ogden House structure and
to secure its present and future use and relevance to the community.
“Ogden House has been beloved by generations of Fairfield residents and regional audiences,
alike,” commented Mike Jehle, Fairfield Museum Executive Director. “It is the most admired
and frequently visited historic structure managed by the Fairfield Museum and central to the
Museum’s educational mission. Restoration and continuous upkeep are critical to maintaining this
treasured property that is a showpiece for 18th-century colonial domestic life and offers a unique
opportunity to explore both colonial home life and national history.”
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