Keeler Tavern to host history trivia contest April 5

Seven teams competed for the fountain trophy in the Battle of Ridgefield III history trivia contest at Keeler Tavern Museum on Friday, April 1. After nine rounds and 60 questions on Ridgefield, Connecticut and national history, the Burr Bradleys came out the victors. Back row, from left: Rep. John Frey, Craig Borders and Joel Weisvogel; front: Marty Heiser and George Hancock.

The Battle of Ridgefield VI, the fifth annual history trivia contest hosted by Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) will take place Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m., in the Garden House, 132 Main St. This year’s competition is called “Got History?” and will feature questions in categories such as colleges, movies, tech, business, and local Ridgefield history. The … read more

Caudatowa Garden Club Decorates Garden House for Christmas Luncheons

For many years, the Caudatowa Garden Club has decorated the Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center for the annual Christmas Luncheons. A major fundraiser for Keeler Tavern, Christmas luncheons offers two seatings daily through Saturday, December 8. For reservations, email keelertavernmuseum.org, or call 203-438-5485.

Ridgefield happenings: ‘Vote and Vax,’ Civil War lecture, and ‘Cops and Robbers’

The following are a list of events happening in Ridgefield over the next several weeks: Keeler Tavern to host American Craftsmen Show 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 … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Wreath Festival, medical ethics, and the Role in the Hay Players

The following are a list of events happening in Ridgefield this weekend and next week: Improv returns to Theater Barn Oct. 12 Ridgefield Theater Barn will bring back the Role in the Hay Players for their next installment of “Whose Barn Is It Anyway,” Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.   The improv-based performance features no script and no plot. … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Fall chores, Game Show Gala, and headwraps of African women

Cheyney McKnight, pictured as a historical interpreter during the Keeler Tavern Museum’s #HandsOnHistory Month, will give a talk the headwraps of African women in America Sunday, Oct. 7.

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group meeting The Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group of Ridgefield will be meeting at the St. Stephen’s Church South Hall building Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information, call Tina Moskwa, 203-438-6240, or Maria Victor-Smith, 203-894-8241. October astronomy: Saturn, Mars and constellations The Discovery Center … read more

#HandsOnHistory month at Keeler Tavern begins in October

#HandsOnHistory month returns at Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center’s historic Carriage Barn, located at 132 Main Street. For a third year, Keeler Tavern is showcasing its extensive collection of tools from the late 18th to early 20th centuries in a special exhibition, Threading the Needle: From Field to Fabric, Oct. 6 to 24. Until the mid-19th Century and the … read more

Farmingville third grade teachers to receive Keeler award

The third grade team at Farmingville Elementary School (FES) will be honored with the Anna Keeler Award for Excellence in History and Civics Education at the Fall Party at Keeler Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 29. Established in 2015, the award recognizes teachers whose passion and dedication motivate students to understand how the past shapes the present and informs the future. … read more

Rotary announces 2018 community grant recipients

Thanks to the support of Ridgefielders, the Ridgefield Rotary has announced 15 organizations will receive grants totaling over $20,000. This is in addition to the recently awarded $10,000 RHS senior scholarship. Rotary is supporting the following organizations: Ann’s Place, Meals on Wheels, Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, Keeler Tavern, CHIRP, RVNA, the Aldrich Museum, Mamanasco Lake Improvement Fund, A Better … 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

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