Thrift Shop to help support Ridgefield Historical Society archives

The Ridgefield Historical Society has announced it has been selected as a 2019 grant recipient of the Ridgefield Thrift Shop in the amount of $7,000. Funding will support two projects: one capital and the other programmatic. Since most of the historical society’s program content is directly sourced from its state-of-the-art archives, part of the request will support temperature and humidity … read more

Historical society receives Wadsworth Lewis Fund grant

The Ridgefield Historical Society has received a 2019 grant from the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Trust Fund in the amount of $1,500. Funding will support the society’s 2019 roster of historic exhibits at various venues around town. “We are honored to be awarded a grant from the Wadsworth Lewis Fund this year and are very are grateful for their continued support,” … read more

Calling all closet archivists: Historical society seeks collections assistant

The Ridgefield Historical Society is looking for a detail-oriented and committed volunteer to serve as its collections assistant. All that is needed is an interest in Ridgefield history. The historical society’s archivists will train the right applicant to catalog images and documents in a simple system that is easy to learn. The ideal candidate will be available Tuesday or Thursday … read more

Historical society exhibit features books about town

The Ridgefield Historical Society’s latest exhibit, Books About Ridgefield, is on view at the town hall now through March 29. This exhibit explores the variety, quality, depth, and quantity of books written about Ridgefield, a relatively small town for most of its three centuries. Those interested in supporting the historical society are invited to visit its gift shop at 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

Sundays at the Schoolhouse will offer Halloween stories Oct. 28

The Ridgefield Historical Society presents the last Sundays at the Schoolhouse program of the season on Oct. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine at the Peter Parley Schoolhouse (intersection of West Lane and Route 35). This afternoon series is free to the public and engages visitors of all ages through interactive tours of the schoolhouse and special … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Digital addiction seminar, gold sale, and food truck festival

The following are a list of events happening in Ridgefield over the next several weeks: Apple workshops Many new Apple-Mac device workshops are available through Ridgefield Continuing Education in October. Attendees bring their iPhone, Apple ID and password to the wireless classroom.   iPhone for Beginners is Thursday, Sept. 27 (7 to 9 p.m.) or Tuesday, Oct. 9 (10 a.m. … read more

Ridgefield Answers the Call: Historical society to host presentation at Peter Parley Schoolhouse Sunday

The Ridgefield Historical Society is pleased to present Sundays at the Schoolhouse on Sept. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This afternoon series is free to the public and engages visitors of all ages through interactive tours of the schoolhouse and hands-on learning experiences with docents and historical craft makers from the Colonial era. On September 30, … read more

WWI: Ridgefield Answers the Call pop-up exhibit will run through November

The Ridgefield Historical Society is pleased to present a series of pop-up exhibits featuring WWI: Ridgefield Answers the Call at different locations in town through November 2018. This exhibit of ten display posters, created by local graphic artist Bil Mikulewicz, commemorates the end of WWI and centers on the contribution Ridgefield residents made during the war. The exhibit will be … read more

Historical society to host ‘Sundays at the Schoolhouse’

The Ridgefield Historical Society is pleased to present Sundays at the Schoolhouse on July 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This afternoon series is free to the public and engages visitors of all ages through interactive tours of the schoolhouse and hands-on learning experiences with docents and historical craft makers from the Colonial era. On July 29, … read more

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