Keeler Tavern Museum to honor Robertsons at Cannonball Gala

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTMHC) will be hosting its annual Cannonball Gala on Saturday, May 12, in the Garden House at KTMHC.

The Cannonball Gala is a major fund-raiser for the museum, supporting its general operating budget, which allows KTMHC to continue to preserve Ridgefield’s treasured landmark and to offer engaging and insightful programing. This evening fund-raiser will feature cocktails in the garden, live music, auctions, and a sit-down dinner by Tom Devine from Ciao! Catering and Events/Two Steps Downtown Grille.

At the evening’s festivities, KTMHC will honor Phyllis and John Robertson, longtime supporters and volunteers of the museum, with a presentation of the Cannonball Award. Phyllis Robertson serves on the museum’s board of directors and board of trustees and was president of the board from 1992 to 1996. She organized many programs and events at the museum, including as a member of the Gala committee, and as chair of the museum’s annual Christmas luncheons. John Robertson has assisted the museum by donating his time and energy in helping to restore several of the museum’s pieces of antique furniture. As a pair, the Robertsons were instrumental in the organization and running of KTMHC’s popular Antiques and Treasures Sale for more than 20 years.

The gala is from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person; sponsorship opportunities are also available. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online at or by calling the business office at 203-438-5485. Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is located at 132 Main Street, Ridgefield.