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Chapter One: 

Life Before Fairfield

“Life Before Fairfield” tells the story of the prehistory of Fairfield, Iowa and surrounding areas, from the Pangean shift and how our lands were formed, to the native tribes that lived here for thousands of years. This first documentary film in the Fairfield History Series opened to packed crowds of over 1,500 people when it premiered in August of 2017.

Chapter Two: 

Heroes of Fairfield

“Heroes of Fairfield” brings to life stories of ordinary Fairfielders who did extraordinary things to make a difference in our community and our world. The second installment in the Fairfield History Series premiered at the Sondheim Theater at the Fairfield Area Convention Center June 30th, 2018.


In the atrium, packed crowds of movie-goers visited displays depicting local history information and artifacts from four area museums and visited with noted local history authors. 

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Chapter Three: 

A Place to Grow

"A Place to Grow - the evolution of agriculture in Fairfield, Iowa" shows how generations of families risked everything to make their home in Iowa and the legacy they have left for today's new generation of farmers. This film also explores Native American farming practices and the women seed keepers who have kept that knowledge alive. You get to hear from people who worked the soil in this small Southeast Iowa community before electricity or tractors. Explore the evolution of small family farms, the impact of modern science on large agricultural operations as well as the organic and sustainable farming practices that have taken root here.

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