Young, Stephen Howard, (1878-1972), was one of the world’s wealthiest art dealers; from late 1940s until death, owned an estate on lower Branchville Road.
Topics: 20th anniversary year; the founding of the Historical Society; the Society’s current mission.
NUGGET #69 Connecticut Citizen, The , was a “weekly” newspaper published in Ridgefield. The first and only issue was Oct. 8, 1892. It said its aim was to “battle on… Continue reading The Connecticut Citizen
We have added 150 articles about early 20th Century Ridgefield written by Ridgefield’s first town historian, Richard E. “Dick” Venus.
NYC native and journalist, he was the only reporter, British or American, at the wedding and the funeral of…
The history of a candlestick factory in Ridgefield that operated until about 1868.
NUGGET #66 Bedini, Americo Anthony “Ben,” (1921-2008), a Ridgefield native and Ridgefield High School 1939, was a star baseball player at RHS and taught and coached football at Housatonic Valley… Continue reading Bedini, Americo Anthony “Ben”
NUGGET #65 Taporneck was an American Indian leader, about whom little is known; his signature or “mark” is included on the first deed from the natives to the settlers in… Continue reading Taporneck
Topics: RHS celebrates 20 years this fall with a year-long series of programs starting with a kick-off event on Saturday, October 2; Troop A in Ridgefield: State Police arrived as Prohibition began
Large boulder at edge of Fairlawn Cemetery on North Salem Road, opposite New Street, where, legend says, five Norwalk men, exploring for the new settlement of Ridgefield, spent a night.