Keeler Tavern Museum to celebrate Black History Month with gospel music troupe Sunday

In celebration and honor of Black History Month, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center will host an afternoon of gospel music with Spirit of Unity on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. The troupe is an interfaith performing arts group involving multiple denominations, cultures and races. Their common motivation is they love to sing inspirational songs from their ministry of … read more

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

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 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

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