Ridgefield Historical Society — Ridgefield, CT

Local History On Tap: New This Week

Welcome!

We are thrilled to announce a capital grant from the Anne S. Richardson Fund of $60,000 over two years in addition to recent funding received from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program ($50,150 over two years), CARES Act Humanities Relief grant through the CT Humanities ($2,500), and Fairfield County Bank ($2,500). Thank you!

Our two sites, the David Scott House and the Peter Parley Schoolhouse, will remain closed for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, this page will continue to 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
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Contact

If you have questions, email us at info@ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-438-5821

Contribute

We hope you have been enjoying the new and varied content we have been presenting each week! Due to the pandemic, we have extended all memberships through August 31, 2020.

Please consider supporting us:


Thank you!

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.


Enjoy even more virtual programming from recent weeks! Click a link below.