BofA, Merrill Lynch cardholders get free Fairfield History Museum visit

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders are getting free admission this weekend — March 1 and 2 – at the Fairfield Museum and History Center and its new exhibition: “Wonder Women of Fairfield.”

Photo: Brian A. Pounds

Fairfield History Museum; Photo: Brian A. Pounds

The exhibit highlights the “fascinating lives of notable women who helped build and shape our community,” a release said. That includes Pepperidge Farm founder Margaret Rudkin and Connecticut Audubon Society founder Mabel Osgood Wright.

The free admission is being sponsored by Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” program, which provides free general admission to 150 of the country’s “finest arts, cultural and educational institutions” during the first full weekend of every month, the release said. To qualify, BofA and Merrill Lynch customers must present their credit or debit card and a valid photo ID at the 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, facility and they’ll get a free general admission.

Cardholders will also be able to attend a lecture by Fairfield University’s Elizabeth Hold called “The Person is Political: Women’s Activism in the 1960s” on Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The Fairfield Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is normally $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. For more information call 203-259-1598 or visit

From the release:

The partnership comes at a particularly exciting time for the Museum, as the town of Fairfield celebrates the 375th anniversary of its founding, explains Fairfield Museum and History Center Executive Director Mike Jehle: “Bank of America’s partnership will help expand the reach of this anniversary celebration and help foster a greater appreciation for our community’s unique culture and history.”

“Access to institutions like the Fairfield Museum and History Center enables residents and visitors to explore local culture,” said Bill Tommins, Southern Connecticut market president, Bank of America. “Through the Museums on Us program, we are able to connect more people to the offerings of the museum, highlighting some of the many resources that make Fairfield County such a vibrant community.”

Admission is limited to the cardholder and excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows.  Not to be combined with other offers.  For more information about Museums on Us and to view a full list of institutions, visit:

Fairfield Museum and History Center is a community cultural arts and education center established in 2007 by the 103-year-old Fairfield Historical Society. The 13,000 square-foot museum, inspired architecturally by the historic warehouses along Southport harbor, includes modern galleries, a research library, a museum shop and community spaces overlooking Fairfield’s Town Green. The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society.



Tim Loh