The Peter Parley Schoolhouse opens on Sunday, October 30, 1 - 4 pm. Jack and Sally Sanders will be on hand to welcome guests and answer questions.Find out more »
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.
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.
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!