Ridgefield Historical Society celebrates birthday of schoolhouse namesake

The Ridgefield HIstorical Society recently celebrated the birthday of the Peter Parley Schoolhouse’s namesake, Peter Parley, pen name of author Samuel G. Goodrich, on Sunday afternoon, August 28, with cookies, and cake, and lemonade.

Guests, several of whom were making their first visit to the schoolhouse, learned about education in Ridgefield’s one-room schools, and how Goodrich made textbooks more appealing to youngsters.

Sundays at the Schoolhouse takes place the last Sunday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m., May through October.

More information is available at http://ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org.