Longtime Ridgefield resident Sylvia Pinchbeck Sturges has recently donated a beautifully restored antique sleigh to Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTM&HC).
“My father used to hitch up the horses and we’d take a ride in the sleigh down Main Street as children,” remembers Mrs. Sturges fondly. “The sleigh has been in my family as long as I can remember. It is based on a Russian design and was produced as early as 1882 in Canada. It’s been meticulously restored and repainted by Amish experts in Pennsylvania and has been kept in my basement as a collector’s item ever since.”