In this video short, Candiss explains the origin of the expression “Don’t Fly Off The Handle”. Today it means to “become very angry and lose control over your emotions” but in Colonial times it referred to a common household item.
Each week, historian Jack Sanders shares bits of over 3,000 entries from his Ridgefield Encyclopedia.
Nugget #54: Kathleen “Kay” Young Eason
The Ridgefield High School theatre department presents this series of light, ironic, and humorous stories written by students based on their 2020 experiences and observations during the pandemic.
Taking inspiration from the film News of the World featured in our upcoming fundraising event on May 30, our wonderful volunteer Garrett Breslin will read an excerpt from an article about his ancestors in the June 4, 1959 edition of The Ridgefield Press.
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This webinar with Ed Hynes includes an extensive Q&A with participants, and a downloadable PDF of his slide show.
This presentation begins on April 25, 1777, when the British land at Compo Beach, march through Redding to Danbury, and return to the shore through Ridgefield and Wilton. Learn about the main encounters that took place in Danbury and Ridgefield and the roles key historical figures played in the Raid and Battle.
Topics: post-Civil War Ridgefield, Mary Christie (Mamie) Seymour, William O. Seymour
Topics: President’s Message; Joe Tulipani’s Memoir of Farm Life; Upcoming Webinars
Taking inspiration from the film News of the World featured in our upcoming fundraising event on May 30, our own Monica McMorran will read news briefs from the August 1875 edition of The Ridgefield Press, then called Baxter’s Monthly after its founder D. Crosby Baxter.
Candiss teaches a series of simple colonial garb projects to celebrate Patriot’s Day on Monday, April 19. Watch “Quick & Easy Costumes for Boys & Girls”!
Candiss Cowan introduces this new video series on the origin of Colonial expressions. In the first episode, we find out where the word “shot” comes from which has a different meaning than our present day association with an ounce of liquor.