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.
Recording available now of Jack Sanders’ webinar, The Heroes of Ned’s Mountain. The program starts with an hour-long video presentation and continues with Mr. Sanders answering questions from participants.
Join us for a Live Zoom Webinar with Nick Bellantoni, Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist, when he will discuss the history, discovery, and excavation of the burials found last December and give an update on the forensic analysis currently underway.
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)
The Long and Winding Road, a four-part Zoom webinar with Dr. Shaw, was offered on four Wednesdays in September 2020.
Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Sybil Ludington, the female Paul Revere, who at age 16 rode on horseback for over 40 miles to warn that the British were coming.
Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Abigail Ingersoll Olmstead, famous for allegedly waving her red petticoat during the Battle of Ridgefield and appearing to be a loyalist sympathizer. thus saving her home (and children) from harm, but earning the wrath of her husband, a staunch patriot.
Hardly the end of the struggle for diverse women’s equality, the Nineteenth Amendment became a crucial step, but only a step, in the continuing quest for more representative democracy.
Congress passed the 19th Amendment prohibiting discrimination based on one’s sex on June 4, 1919 but in order for the amendment to become law three-quarters of the states (36) had to approve the bill. One more state was needed.
The important issues debated on the National Stage were heatedly discussed on the local level. Ridgefield suffragists worked tirelessly to convince those in power to “vote for women” and pass the 19th amendment despite “Anti” suffrage sentiments.