Gilkes, Lillian Barnard, (1903-1977), was a nationally recognized scholar, author and critic who lived at 93 Olmstead Lane with stepsister.
What was winter weather like in Ridgefield in decades and centuries past? A synopsis of memorable storms over almost 2 centuries.
John D. Edmonds was probably a Ridgefield native and as a teenager taught school in town. In 1861 he enlisted for three years in the Civil War, and may have been the town’s first lawyer.
Everett Ray Seymour Post 78, began Aug. 20, 1920 by World War I veterans. Its name recalls the first Ridgefielder to die in combat in WWI.
Ridgefield Historical Society staff and researchers from Heritage Consultants, LLC are documenting areas in town where fighting occurred in addition to the three most well-known engagements along Route 116. What is less known is the fighting that occurred throughout town afterwards which may be described as a “fourth engagement.”
In this video, Candiss gives a little history on spice cookies made during the Colonial era. The ingredients were costly, which is why they were made only once a year during the holidays. She explains a recipe from Colonial Williamsburg prepared in two ways: English and Dutch.
In summer 1779, established a barracks for his Partisan Legion near the intersection of Barrack Hill and Old West Mountain Rds.
Watch this video about Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, and the “mother of Thanksgiving” as a Federal holiday.
In this new series, Kate Mozier-Tichy will discuss Connecticut’s current tribal peoples and go more in-depth into their histories. This first episode will cover a Native peoples’ introduction to the… Continue reading Native in Connecticut, Episode One: Introduction to the Land
In this final episode, Candiss Cowan tells us where the term “spinster” came from, the origin of the song “Pop Goes the Weasel,” and how every girl by the age of 6 was expected to knit a pair of socks for her brother.