After Gen. David Wooster’s death at the Battle of Ridgefield, poet Phillis Wheatley penned a letter to Wooster’s wife, offering condolences and an elegy. A scan of that letter resides at the Ridgefield Historical Society.
This month, we introduce Ray Murphy, who joined the Historical Society Board earlier this spring after volunteering with the Collections team for a year. A retired attorney, Ray brings a love of history, professionalism, good sense, plus a very nice manner, to his post.
In March 2023, the “Old Ridgefield” Facebook Page featured a post on Ridgefield’s Directional Signs from the 1930s. The post indicated that a single sign still remained — on site at the Ridgefield Historical Society and in need of repair. Bill Dornfeld heard about the sign and came to the rescue.
Some might say that Sunday, April 30 was a perfect ‘weather day’ for a Tea. And we’re inclined to agree. Rain outside, lots of it, along with the lush greenery and beauty of spring — all visible from the warmth and comfort of the Lounsbury House windows.