The Ridgefield Historical Society will host its first "Sundays at the Schoolhouse" of the season Sunday, May 26, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This afternoon series, which runs the last Sunday of the month through October, is free to the public and engages visitors of all ages through interactive tours of the schoolhouse. An ice cream truck will be on-site.
The Peter Parley Schoolhouse, also known as the West Lane Schoolhouse or the Little Red Schoolhouse, was in operation from 1756 to 1915 and served five generations of Ridgefielders. On the tour, learn about Samuel Goodrich (alias Peter Parley), a Ridgefield native and one of the most famous children’s book authors of his time, who attended the school from 1799 to 1803.