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Visit the Schoolhouse
And wear your Halloween costume.
Ghost stories and treats will be aplenty.
Sunday, October 30, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Treasures from the Archives
This wooden voting box was used by the Ridgefield Italian American Club to vote on membership.
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Now on Exhibition
Ridgefield Remembers — September 11th
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On Board: Sharon Dunphy

As the Ridgefield Historical Society enters our 21st year and continues to expand our work, programs, and activities, we introduce you to our current team of board leaders.

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RHS News

On Board: President Tracy Seem

As the Ridgefield Historical Society enters our 21st year and continues to expand our work, programs, and activities, we introduce you to our current team of board leaders.

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RHS News

On Board: Sharon Dunphy

As the Ridgefield Historical Society enters our 21st year and continues to expand our work, programs, and activities, we introduce you to our current team of board leaders.

Read More »
RHS News

On Board: President Tracy Seem

As the Ridgefield Historical Society enters our 21st year and continues to expand our work, programs, and activities, we introduce you to our current team of board leaders.

Read More »
RHS News

A Peter Parley Party!

It’s not every day you celebrate the 229th anniversary of your birth. But when you do, it’s cause for festivity. This year, the Ridgefield Historical Society honored Peter Parley on the occasion of his 229th birthday. It was remarkably fun.

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Programs & Events

Peter Parley Schoolhouse Open House (Early Halloween)

Peter Parley Schoolhouse Open House (Early Halloween)

Peter Parley Schoolhouse, West Lane at South Salem Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Free

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.

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October 30, 2022

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!