Girl Scouts receive Silver Award for creating historical signage

Della Fincham and Anna Bradley
Della Fincham and Anna Bradley

Two Girl Scouts from Ridgefield Troop 50465, Della Fincham and Anna Bradley, completed their Silver Award recently by creating and placing two signs at local historical sites.

The girls enjoy local hiking and have come across various sites that appeared to have a rich history but for which information was not readily available.

They thought hikers would enjoy learning more about these sites.

With help from Ridgefield Town Historian Jack Sanders, the Ridgefield Historical Society, town records and online research, Della and Anna created signs that explain some of the historical significance of two local sites: the site of the Conley Mansion at Bennett's Pond State Park and John Barlow's blacksmith shop at Seth Low Pierrepont state park.

The girls raised funds for the signs by offering historical hikes at the Bennett's Pond site.

They would like to thank Nathan Hale of the state DEEP for his help in installing the signs.