Several history and archaeology classes are available this spring in Ridgefield Continuing Education. The Dutch, the English, the Indians and the Deeds (Wednesday, April 19, $31) reviews complicated border relationships during the Colonial period in this area, particularly from 1708 to 1743, when nine deeds were transacted between the proprietors of Ridgefield and the local natives. Instructor Lynn-Marie Wieland is an archaeologist specializing in southern New England prehistory, with a special interest in the Ridgefield to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation area. She has studied and written about the Indians living here from 6000 B.C. to 1743 A.D.
World War II: A World at War, Again (Tuesdays, April 25 and May 2 and 9, $71) is a new course in Ridgefield Continuing Education. This class examines the origins, political forces, cultural issues, and horrific events of this terrible war. Instructor Robert Steel is a veteran history teacher who taught in Westchester County and at Columbia Teachers College.