President’s Letter

” Ridgefield’s character is something precious and elusive.  Half visible, half fictional, it springs from the world of the physical – the great evenly spaced houses along Main Street, the winding roads, the hills thick with trees – but exists largely in the minds of those who left it long ago.”

Those wonderful words were written by Macklin Reid for the March 4, 1999 edition of the Ridgefield Press and reprinted in the short 2002 history of the Scott House (“A Historic House Becomes a House of History”).

Ridgefield  (beautiful as she exists today) is even further enhanced by the soft memories of what she has seen over the centuries … and of what she has meant to earlier residents.

And that’s where the Historical Society fits in.

Through the tireless efforts of talented volunteers working on diverse projects, the story of Ridgefield is preserved for future generations.  The volunteers’ professionalism and dedication is much appreciated.  As are the many members and benefactors whose generous contributions make the Historical Society a reality.  Without your support, the Historical Society would not be able to function.