Ridgefield Historical Society — Ridgefield, CT

Local History On Tap: New This Week

While we are temporarily closed, this page will be updated with new content every week.

“Ridgefield Historical Society has a great story to tell about our state’s role in the American Revolution – one that anchors the founding values and ideals of our Nation in local action and honors the sacrifice citizens made to uphold their inalienable rights. It’s a story from 1777 that still resonates today.  We are proud of Ridgefield Historical Society’s commitment to making our history relevant and we will continue to advocate for organizations and projects that engage public interest, foster dialog among our citizens, and enrich our understanding of the human experience.” 

– Dr. Jason Mancini, Executive Director, CT Humanities

Update on Skeletal Remains Found in Ridgefield and Other News

In the video below, emeritus state archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni gives an update on the skeletal remains found in Ridgefield late last year and announces the significance of the Historical Society’s recent grant award from the National Park Service: American Battlefield Protection program!

Read the press release here.

Connect with us!


If you have questions, email us at info@ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org. This mailbox will be checked regularly, Tuesday through Thursday from 1 to 5 pm. 


Please also consider contributing to our COVID-19 Archives.

COVID-19 Archival Project

Local residents, parents, and kids can all help us to preserve the history of the current pandemic by sending us photographs, artwork, personal reflections, stories, letters and more. These items, if appropriate, will be stored in our archives and made available to future researchers and visitors to our collection.

Click here to contribute to our COVID-19 Archival project.

You can read more about the project and watch introductory and example videos on the Documenting Ridgefield’s Response to COVID-19 page.

Examples of Images Submitted to the COVID-19 Archival Project:

Thanks for visiting our website and staying connected with us and local history. We are having so much fun bringing you new content and hope you are enjoying it too! Let us know how we are doing.