Since 2002, Ridgefield Historical Society has been archiving photographs and artifacts that document Ridgefield’s history. As the keepers of our town’s history, our task now is to collect material documenting the coronavirus pandemic in our community.
We often understand our present by looking to our past, so this month the Scott House Journal recounts how Ridgefield reacted in the 1918 influenza pandemic. In another 100 years, should there be a global event affecting Ridgefielders, the Ridgefield Historical Society’s records of the COVID-19 pandemic will be a valuable resource.
Please fill out the form below before uploading your item for consideration by our collections committee. If accepted, your contribution will become part of the Historical Society’s Documenting Ridgefield’s Response to COVID-19 archive.
Note: Please do not put yourself in danger when collecting material. Practice social distancing and official guidelines for staying safe.
Local business owners, students, health care workers, teachers, parents and kids can all help us to preserve this history by sending us photographs, artwork, personal reflections, stories, letters and more. These items, if appropriate, will be stored in our archives and made available to future researchers and visitors to our collection.