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Battle of Ridgefield T-Shirt, 2024

The official Battle of Ridgefield T-shirt, commemorating the 247th anniversary, is printed on the front with the official Battle commemorative logo. The shirt is an all-cotton short sleeve t-shirt in military green and is offered in youth medium and large, as well as adult small, medium, large, XL, and XXL.

Battle of Ridgefield T-Shirt, 2024 Limited Edition – $21.99

News

Programs & Events

February 2024
Feb 01
February 01, 2024
Ridgefield Town Hall, 400 Main St
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States

Ridgefield is celebrating a golden environmental anniversary this year and a new exhibit highlights the decades-long effort to promote recycling.

April 2024
Apr 18
April 18, 2024
Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

Join us at Ridgefield's Covid Memorial Tree as we remember those lost during the pandemic.

Free
Apr 24
April 24, 2024
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 353 Main St
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States

The Ridgefield Historical Society presents featured speaker Mike Allen, creator of the Amazing Tales From Off and On Connecticut's Beaten Path podcast.

$15 – $20
Apr 27
April 27, 2024

Join our “living history” event where Revolutionary War characters are brought to life by actors in period costumes.

$15 – $20
May 2024
May 04
May 04, 2024

The Town of Ridgefield Graveyard Restoration Committee is highlighting some of the graves of Ridgefielders who are believed to have died in the great Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-19.

May 21
May 21, 2024

It's nearly Memorial Day, a time when we salute the men and women who served their country over the centuries.

May 26
May 26, 2024
Peter Parley Schoolhouse, West Lane at South Salem Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States

The Peter Parley Schoolhouse opens for the season on Sun. May 26!

Free
July 2024
Jul 10
July 10, 2024
Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States

All archaeological ruins have a cultural/historical tale to tell, join us July 10, 2024 at 6:30pm as Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut State Archaeologist Emeritus, will give an illustrated presentation about his new book, Hiking Ruins of Southern New England, followed by a book signing, at the Ridgefield Library.

Research Our Collections

The Ridgefield Historical Society is dedicated to collecting photos, documents, and objects that tell a story about the history of Ridgefield. Since 2002, when the collections originated, the Historical Society’s diligent volunteers have carefully preserved over 10,000 pieces of Ridgefield’s past that are stored in archival materials and placed in our climate controlled vault beneath the Scott House.

Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Committee has its roots in the founding of the Historical Society as the Ridgefield Preservation Trust in 1999 by saving the 18th Century David Scott House from demolition. The Historic Preservation Committee is tasked with monitoring changes to our landscape that may have the potential to undermine the cherished 300-year character of Ridgefield’s streets and neighborhoods.

Become a Member

The Historical Society seeks to highlight the significance of its amazing town, its people, its architecture, its resources, and its history. And that means you!

Members are an essential part of the work we do bringing local history to life through online and in-person offerings including exhibits, lectures, genealogy services, tours, our state-of-the-art archives, and much more.

The Historical Society is an independent non-profit that depends on grants and private funding. Your contribution is vital to the future of our organization. Thank you for supporting your community!