Keeler Tavern to host Polar Express readings

Keeler Tavern Museum will host readings of the holiday classic The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsberg, in front of a roaring fire in the Garden House. At Santa’s Workshop, children can enjoy refreshments, games, and a craft before the reading. Families are also invited to take holiday photos with the festive, oversized, Santa’s Workshop decorations. The Polar Express will … read more

Holiday art show opens at Keeler Tavern Museum Dec. 2

This year’s Holiday Art Show at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center’s historic Carriage Barn will feature new works by acclaimed Ridgefield artist Tina Cobelle-Sturges. The exhibit opens on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3 – 6 p.m. with an artist’s reception, and continues during the week of Christmas Luncheons, from Tuesday, Dec. 4 to Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11:00 a.m. … read more

Keeler Tavern to host American Craftsmen Show Nov. 3-4

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center will host the American Craftsmen Show Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring award-winning and nationally known artists and craftsmen offering their work for sale. Admission is $10 each day. Many of these creations are inspired by the traditions, methods and styles of the early American craftsmen. … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Frankenstein, graveyard cleanup, and Evensong

The following events are coming up in Ridgefield: Bruce Bennett talks customer service The Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, RECDC and SCORE will continue their “Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success” series at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. with Bruce Bennett, founder of Bruce Bennett Nissan, who will share some of his … read more

Keeler Tavern hosts American Craftsmen Show

The Keeler Tavern Museum in Ridgefield.

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center will host the American Craftsmen Show, Nov. 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring award-winning and nationally known artists and craftsmen offering their work for sale. Admission is $10 each day. Many of these creations are inspired by the traditions, methods and styles of the early American craftsmen. Featured works include … read more

Arts Council to host ‘The Generator’ at Keeler Tavern Oct. 15

The Ridgefield Arts Council invites local artists and creative professionals to the next installment of “The Generator.” The networking event will feature three speakers discussing their respective artistic endeavors, and will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 at the Keeler Tavern Museum’s Garden Room, 132 Main Street. During the event, artists, writers and performers gather with the goal … read more

Scarecrow contest at Keeler Tavern begins today

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is hosting its sixth annual scarecrow contest. Individuals, families, groups, and businesses are invited to create a scarecrow to be displayed on Main Street during Fall in Love with Ridgefield (Oct. 19 to Oct. 21). Participants can pick up a wooden scarecrow frame ($25/frame) at Keeler Tavern Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 … read more

Down in West Virginia, Gilbert desk lands judge in hot water

Beware the Gilbert desk, oh judge, the jaws that flap, the clerks that snitch… Main Street’s marble fountain is likely the late architect Cass Gilbert’s signature decorative statement in the minds of most Ridgefielders. But to West Virginians, Gilbert may be best known for ornate desks that furnished the Capitol building he designed there nearly a century ago — desks … read more

Keeler Tavern to host ‘Fall Party’ fund-raiser

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is having its first annual “Fall Party” fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. The event will include a tour of the museum and food by Sarah Bouissou Catering in Julia Gilbert’s Sunken Garden. Guests will also be able to sample bourbon and cocktails by Litchfield Distillery in Timothy Keeler’s Tavern. Magician Tom … read more

Keeler Tavern Museum receives CLHO Award of Merit

In June, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) received an Award of Merit at the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) annual conference for its #HandsOnHistory Exhibition, “It Takes A Village.” On display throughout October 2017 in the Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn, the exhibition told the story of Ridgefield’s Main Street businesses during the 18th and 19th centuries. 

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