The Carnegie Museum remains on the third floor where it has been since the building’s construction, although the library moved to a new building in 1996. In recent years, the museum expanded to the Herring first floor gallery, which houses the ‘Fairfield History Exhibit’. This gallery has been a magnet for the locals and a favorite spot for those celebrating class reunions. Conversations here often start with ‘I remember…’, as visitors blend their personal memories and their families’ history with the artifacts on display. Each week new items are added to the exhibits which cover everything from the history of our schools, churches, and small towns to Fairfield’s industry and businesses.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.