Cannonball Challenge raises $105,000 for Keeler Tavern Museum

The Keeler Tavern Museum raised more than $105,000 last year as part of a dollar-for-dollar challenge made by a local philanthropist aimed to transform the historic site on Ridgefield’s Main Street. “The local community really responded to our benefactor’s challenge to ‘Rock the Tavern,’” said Hilary Micalizzi, the museum’s board president. “From $10 bills dropped in donation jars to $100 … read more

Keeler Tavern’s Cannonball Challenge will help make museum a ‘history center’

“The battle was raging on Main Street,” said Hildegard Grob. “The British had set up their cannons …” Grob, executive director of the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, chose Friday, April 27 — the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield — to fire the opening shot of Keeler Tavern’s “cannonball challenge” capital fund-raising campaign. The goal is to … read more

Keeler Tavern launches ‘Cannonball Challenge’

“It’s our turn to make history!” That’s the claim the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTMHC) is making as it continues fund-raising to adapt the brick building at 152 Main Street, originally designed as a memorial library for renowned architect Cass Gilbert’s papers, as the site’s first-ever Visitor Center. On Friday, April 27 — the 241st anniversary of the … read more

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