Category: Historic Events

Cultural history

Scott House Journal, January 2023

This edition of the Scott House Journal includes Jack Sanders’ recommendations on what items are worth saving to help future historians provide an accurate view of the past; as well as an account of a curious 1925 Ridgefield court case over that most simple of resources — wood. This story was recently uncovered while reviewing documents in the Ridgefield Historical Society archives.

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Black History

Scott House Journal, October 2022

This edition of the Scott House Journal includes stories on the inaugural Witness Stones installation in Ridgefield at the David Scott House, also the Historical Society headquarters; and a wonderful biography of Mabel E. Cleves, a champion of kindergarten in Ridgefield in the earlier 1900s.

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Cultural history

Scott House Journal, July 2022

Topics: The ‘New’ Ridgefield High School turns 50; Josie Hoyt’s Diaries offer offer insights into Ridgefield history in the late 1800s — births and deaths, the Blizzard of 1888, escapades at the Titicus School, a murder-suicide, and more.

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Battle of Ridgefield

The 1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield

RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE!
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.

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Historic Events

Exhibit at Town Hall: 9/11

With Town Hall now open to the public, we have once again filled the display cases in the main hallway: Materials marking the 9/11 attacks are currently on view. (9/2020)

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