Founders’ ideas underlie American life today

“I’m a great believer that the founding principles continue to resonate in American life,” said Todd Brewster. A journalist, author, and professor at Mt. Holyoke College, Brewster will orchestrate what’s envisioned as a deep look into some of the thinking in America’s founding documents to see how the founders’ ideals and principles show up in today’s America, helping shape the … read more

Revisiting the Founding Era kicks off in town Jan. 27

The Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Ridgefield Historical Society, Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR, Books on the Common, Ridgefield League of Women Voters, and the Connecticut Project for the Constitution, are pleased to launch a new series of programs called Revisiting the Founding Era. The series will kick-off with a lively, panel discussion and community conversation … read more

Antique sleigh donated to Keeler Tavern Museum

Longtime Ridgefield resident Sylvia Pinchbeck Sturges has recently donated a beautifully restored antique sleigh to Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTM&HC). “My father used to hitch up the horses and we’d take a ride in the sleigh down Main Street as children,” remembers Mrs. Sturges fondly. “The sleigh has been in my family as long as I can remember. … read more

Fairfield County Bank donates $5,000 to Keeler Tavern

Fairfield County Bank donated $5,000 to the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTMHC) as an education grant supporting Fairfield County students. Stephen Wooters, Executive Vice President of Fairfield County Bank and Chuck Woerner, Senior Vice President of Fairfield County Bank, presented the check. The donation will help fund transportation and full-day educational experiences for 300 students in the Danbury … read more

Keeler Tavern to host barn tag sale April 26-29

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center’s (KTMHC) 7th annual barn tag sale will take place in the Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn, Thursday through Sunday, April 26 to April 29, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The tag sale features a barn-load full of trinkets and treasures for everyone. Browse reasonably priced furniture, household goods, decorative items, and much more. There’s something … 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

Keeler Tavern receives grant to fund ‘Family Day’ in June

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center received a grant from the Ridgefield Thrift Shop to fund the museum’s upcoming Family Day celebrating the centennial of the ending of World War I. Family Day will be on Sunday, June 17, and feature period re-enactors, including World War I soldiers, and a restored World War I ambulance. In attendance will be the … read more

Keeler Tavern to participate in Fairfield County's Giving Day March 1

On Thursday, March 1, 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 purchase a high-quality, flat-bed scanner, which will allow museum curators to digitize archival … read more

Scarecrow contest turns 5 this week

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center will host its fifth annual scarecrow contest during the annual Fall in Love with Ridgefield festival next weekend. Residents are invited to make a scarecrow that will be displayed downtown from Friday, Oct. 13, through Tuesday, Oct. 31. Friends and families will be voting on their favorites throughout the month. The winner will … read more

Scarecrow contest turns five at Fall in Love with Ridgefield next weekend

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center will host its fifth annual scarecrow contest during the annual Fall in Love with Ridgefield festival next weekend. Residents are invited to make a scarecrow that will be displayed downtown from Friday, Oct. 13, through Tuesday, Oct. 31. Friends and families will be voting on their favorites throughout the month. The winner will … read more

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