Author Sean Smith

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0 The 240th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Ridgefield April 28, 29, and 30

Battle of Ridgefield: Separating Fact from Legend A Discussion with Historian Keith M. Jones III St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, North Hall Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM On the afternoon of April 27,1777 an invading British army under His Majesty’s Royal Governor of New York, Major General William Tryon seized the town of Ridgefield. Next morning they marched back to their troopships in Long Island Sound, never to return.

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0 A Special Meeting

The Peter Parley Schoolhouse has been in need of a paint job for several years. In particular the windows need painting and re-glazing. The Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance approved the funds for the project. Now it goes up for a vote at a special town meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 7:30 in the town hall large conference room. Come on out and give us your support.

0 Do you recognize this couple?

Can you identify this man and woman?  These are two of the five miniatures portraits by Claude E. Quivey that were transferred to the historical society when the library donated some of their history room collection. Unfortunately, the identities of these individuals were lost in the transfer. Call or email if you have an idea.

0 Help! We Need Your Ideas!

This pump house at one time provided water to the former Ballard estate now Ballard Park. The top of the building was removed years ago. The structure is located behind the park playground just beyond the fence in Ballard Green.

Oral History Interviews
0 Rene Franks

11/02/2006 When Rene joined the army air corp he wanted to learn airplane mechanics.Instead he ended up in the quartermaster corps at an airfield field in Texas and worked as a dispatcher in the motor pool. One of the hardest jobs of the motor pool and one that Rene often had to do was to drive the crash truck When a training plane went down. Later Rene was sent to Hawaii and worked as a dispatcher at Hickham Field. Rene was very active in the American Legion in Ridgefield and was in charge of organizing the Memorial Day parade in…

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