Close this search box.


Colonial Expressions: Why Do We Say That? Episode 7: Dressed to the Nines

In this video short, Candiss Cowan explains why places in your home are called the "powder room," the "linen closet," and the "medicine chest" as well as why the back of your car is referred to as the "trunk."
Video still

In this video short, learn about women’s fashion and how the expressions “dressed to the nines” and “the whole nine nards” came about.


More Posts

On Board with Phil Esser

Phil brings his extensive historic preservation experience to our organization helping us to safeguard significant buildings in town.

Send Us A Message

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list and receive updates, news, and invitations.

Visit Us

Ridgefield Historical Society
4 Sunset Lane
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Tel. (203) 438-5821

Follow Us


 © 2024 Ridgefield Historical Society, All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy