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Help Preserve and Celebrate the History of Ridgefield.

Battle of Ridgefield T-Shirt, 2023

The official Battle of Ridgefield T-shirt, commemorating the 246th anniversary, is printed on the front with the official Battle commemorative logo, and printed on the back with the Ridgefield town seal and the Ridgefield Historical Society logo. The shirt is an all-cotton short sleeve t-shirt in Indigo and is offered in youth medium and large as well as adult small, medium, large, XL, and XXL.

Battle of Ridgefield T-Shirt, 2023 Version — $20



Seeking Collections Volunteers

The Ridgefield Historical Society is seeking collections volunteers to become an integral part of our mission to preserve and share the fascinating history of our town.

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Programs & Events

December 2023
Dec 06
December 06, 2023

Jack Kelly, an award-winning author and historian, will give a talk about his new book featuring Benedict Arnold!

$15 – $20
Dec 10
December 10, 2023
Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

Calling all children, families, and yes even pets! Silhouettes, a beloved tradition at the Historical Society, returns for the holiday season.

Dec 19
December 19, 2023
Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

Share in the warmth of Christmas memories from Ridgefield's past!

January 2024
Jan 18
January 18, 2024
Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

Join us for an evening filled with Ridgefield history, hosted by the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, at the historic Lounsbury House!


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!