Keeler Tavern Museum to raise money for 18th century chair restoration

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is raising money to restore an early 18th century painted banister back side chair that is on display in the Hoyt Parlor, which is the earliest room in the historic tavern and interprets the lives of the original builder and first resident, Benjamin Hoyt, and his family. The museum will be participating in … read more

Curtain Call: Theaters keep on giving — how about you?

Giving Day is coming. On March 1, Giving Day, “powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation,” will mark its fifth year for the marathon fund-raising event. All you have to do is contribute $10 or more to your favorite non-profit at FCGives.org. Hoping to upgrade its sound system, the Ridgefield Theater Barn is one of the non-profits hoping to benefit from … read more

Donate to nonprofits on Giving Day Thursday, March 1

For many nonprofit organizations, Giving Day is their annual opportunity to raise funds to support their missions. Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, the fifth annual Giving Day on March 1 will benefit a host of nonprofits. More than 280 nonprofits have registered. Fairfield County’s Giving Day is the impetus for the 23 cities and towns in the region and … read more

Keeler Notes: Breaking through museum walls — digitizing collections

In January, the Google Arts & Culture smartphone app launched a popular new feature, “Is your portrait in a museum?” that matches a selfie to portraits in museums around the world. This feature is possible only because museums around the world have been digitizing their collections. Digital collections has been the buzzword of the museum industry for the past several … read more

Online ‘giving day’ will support nonprofits

Promoted as a means to “give where you live,” Fairfield County’s Giving Day is March 9. It will be an opportunity for people to financially support more than a dozen nonprofit organizations that benefit Ridgefield in a 24-hour online fund-raising competition. Last year, more than 11,000 people donated $1.2 million to 410 nonprofits. Participating organizations are Ridgefield A Better Chance, … read more

Keeler Tavern participates in Fairfield County’s Giving Day

On Thursday, March 9, between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m., Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTHC) is participating in Fairfield County’s Giving Day, the 24-hour online competition hosted by Fairfield County Giving Foundation with lead sponsor Bank of America. This year, KTHC is raising money to conserve and clean two late 19th century children’s outfits, as well as purchasing … read more

Letter: Giving Day is March 9

To the Editor: March 9 is our region’s biggest charitable event of the year — Fairfield County’s Giving Day. The goal is to raise over $1.25 million in 24 hours through online donations to 400-plus local nonprofit organizations. Spearheaded by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day encourages individuals, families, companies, clubs, and groups to “give where you live.” As president … read more

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