The Ridgefield Historical Society

The Ridgefield Historical Society

  • Encourages historic preservation,
  • Collects and catalogues documentary materials,
  • Provides a database of information about town history,
  • Creates publications and exhibits,
  • Records and transcribes oral histories, and
  • Offers workshops and assistance to those interested in local history.
The Scott House, RHS' headquarters

The Scott House

The Society’s headquarters is the 275 year old David Scott House, whose preservation, renovation, and restoration was completed in September 2002. The house, at 4 Sunset Lane, includes a large fireproof and waterproof archival room within a “vault” with special equipment to control the humidity and temperature for fragile documents.The headquarters also features a reception and reference room, where the public can access databases of history materials held town wide. There is also a meeting room, a library, a project room, the town historian’s office, a cataloguing area, and a kitchenette. The society welcomes volunteers to assist with its work and also welcomes members and donors to support its efforts.

Visitors entering The Peter Parley Schoolhouse

The Peter Parley Schoolhouse

The Society also operates and maintains the Peter Parley Schoolhouse, including a summer schedule of family friendly programs.

View the Schoolhouse Events List

Mission Statement

The Society’s purpose is to preserve, interpret, and foster public knowledge of Ridgefield’s historical, cultural, and architectural heritage.

Officers & Board of Directors

  • Tracy Seem, President
  • Michèle Mahland, First Vice President
  • Geoff Harrington, Second Vice President
  • Molly McGeehin, Treasurer
  • Laurie McGavin Bachmann, Recording Secretary
  • Nancy Selander, Corresponding Secretary
  • Kay Ables
  • Sara Champion
  • Sharon Dunphy
  • Phillip Esser
  • Sue Law
  • Melanie Marks
  • Monica McMorran
  • Betsy Reid
  • Sally Sanders
  • Curt Schibli
  • Gary Singer


Contact Us

For more information on becoming a member, a volunteer, or a donor, please get in touch!

Ridgefield Historical Society
4 Sunset Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877


Open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1-5pm

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