Keeler Tavern to host history trivia contest next month

The third annual test of American history will be re-enacted on Friday, March 24, at Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, at the Battle of Ridgefield IV competition.

Teams of as many as six will vie for the Fountain Trophy, awarded to the competitors who show the greatest command of Ridgefield, state, and national history. Previous winners include Rudy’s Rebels and the Phillip Burr Bradleys.

This year’s competition anticipates the reenactment of the Battle of Ridgefield on April 29 and will include a contest-within-a-contest for those following the museum online: the antique battle print superimposed with cartoon bubbles that has become the informal symbol of the trivia contest will be Beatles-themed, with Benedict Arnold voicing six different appropriate (or subversive) titles or lyrics. Teams able to capture all six of the song titles correctly by the evening of the battle will receive a head start of three points.

The competition begins at 7 p.m. in the Garden House; entry fee is $10 for each contestant; refreshments will be available for purchase.  

For additional information or to register your team, contact Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center at 203-438-5485 or email