On the upcoming Veteran’s Day school holiday, Friday, Nov. 10, the Fairfield Museum & History Center will offer free family activities, courtesy of People’s United Bank.

Fairfield Museum’s Director of Education Christine Jewell said “Family Focus programs are special opportunities for grandparents, parents, caregivers and children to experience history together. It’s a great way to learn while also engaging in fun and creative activities.”

The “Family Focus” activity will be “Dogs, Doughnuts and Doughboys.” Beginning at 11 a.m., visitors can learn about Stubby the World War I dog and his role in aiding troops. In conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, “Uncle Sam Wants You: Fairfield and the Great War,” families will learn about World War I and how “doughboys” got their name, the museum said.

Children will be invited to “create their own medals, while munching on doughnuts, a popular treat for soldiers,” the museum pointed out. At 1 p.m., officers and dogs from the Connecticut State Police K9 Division will visit. “Families can meet and watch demonstrations by these German Shepherd hero dogs,” the museum said.

At 2 p.m., the museum will screen the film “Dogs on the Inside,” a documentary produced by Fairfield resident Breann Cunningham “about a rehabilitation program for prisoner inmates who care for stray and abused dogs.” The museum said Cunningham will introduce the film and “discuss animal rescue and the transformative powers of rescue, rehabilitation and adoption.” The film, presented in cooperation with the Fairfield Canine Cooperative, is recommended for students ages 12 and older.

The museum also announced it will collect items on Nov. 10 for American soldiers currently overseas on behalf of the organization Operation Gratitude. The “wish list” includes: knit or crocheted scarves and hats, hand sanitizer (1- to 3-ounce size), socks (preferably black, brown, green, tan - not white), drink mix packets (single serve, such as Kool-Aid, Crystal Light), gum, mouthwash, travel size, tissues (individual packets), QTips (travel size packets), Moist Towelettes (individual packets), sunscreen - travel size non-aerosol, travel-size toiletries (shampoo, body wash, lotion) and batteries (four-pack “AA” or “AAA”).

The Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield. Friday, Nov. 10. Free. 203-259-1598.