Make a Donation of Historical Materials

Ridgefield Historical Society was established in part to preserve materials of historical importance, and has a state-of-the-art vault for protecting documents.

Before you throw away those old pictures, letters, or other documents, please check with us to see if they might be of historical interest! The society welcomes and encourages you to donate materials of historical interest. We are particularly interested in:

  • Old photographs, postcards and other images of Ridgefield and its people.
  • Old documents that shed light on any aspect of Ridgefield history.
  • Old diaries and letters by Ridgefielders, especially those that tell something of life in the town or about the people who lived here.
  • Old copies of The Ridgefield Press or area newspapers and magazines containing articles about Ridgefield.
  • Old maps of the town or properties in town.
  • Old advertisements for houses, estates, or businesses in town.
  • Books containing information on Ridgefield or its residents.
  • Records of past businesses or organizations in town.

Because of the nature of the Society’s work and the space available for archiving, we may not be able to accept such items as old furniture, clothing, bottles, and other antiques that have local connections.

For more information on contributing material to the society’s collection, please call us at 203-438-5821 or email us at

Thank you!