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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

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Programs & Events

May 2024
May 01
May 01, 2024
Ridgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877 United States

The Ridgefield Historical Society has a new exhibit in Town Hall commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Meals on Wheels Ridgefield. On display from May 1-Aug. 15, 2024.

Free
June 2024
Jun 03
June 03, 2024
Ridgefield Town Hall, 400 Main St
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States

New exhibit at Town Hall features Branchville One Room School as it is added to the state Register of Historic Places.

Jun 27
June 27, 2024

Helena Hernmarck, celebrated for her monumental tapestries designed for architectural settings, takes center stage as the tour showcases her masterpieces.

$149
Jun 30
June 30, 2024
West Lane and South Salem rd, 2-100 South Salem Rd
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

The Peter Parley/West Lane District Schoolhouse will be open to visitors for Last Sunday at the Schoolhouse, caretakers Jack and Sally Sanders will be on hand to answer questions!

Free
July 2024
Jul 01
July 01, 2024
Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

The Ridgefield Historical Society is participating in the Books on the Common Where’s Waldo extravaganza again this year and we’re looking forward to seeing all participating children.

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

All archaeological ruins have tale to tell and Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut State Archaeologist Emeritus, will share a few from his new book.

Jul 16
July 16, 2024

Come share your stories of summers in Ridgefield, bring your memories of your favorite swimming spot or your summer jobs and share how you passed time in the dog days of summer.

Jul 27
July 27, 2024

Come see all the exciting things we have coming up and learn more about our town's past, present and future!

Free
August 2024
Aug 25
August 25, 2024
Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair, 25 Cannon Road
Wilton, Connecticut

Come experience a true country agricultural fair! The Ridgefield Historical Society will share an exhibit celebrating our rich agricultural heritage.

$2

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!