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.
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 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.
A gift and antiques shop operated from a red barn just south of Ballard Park next to where Grand Union, now CVS, stands. (Read More)
Candiss Cowan teaches us how to use a drop spindle, a tool mentioned in the Old Testament and dates back 5,000 years. Every girl in Colonial America had one, and since “idle hands did the devil’s work,” girls were constantly spinning.
Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso, gave concerts around the world; made many recordings; lived at James Waterman Wise house on … (Read More)
Watch a video of Dr. Darla Shaw sharing Revolutionary War stories of important and courageous women such as spy Lydia Darrow (Darragh), Sybil Ludington, and the legend of Abigail Ingersoll Olmstead.
Dutch settlers: John Sturtevant, Sturdevant or Stirtivant, a native of Holland, was among the original proprietors. Read more…