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History Club: Photographing Ridgefield with Clarence Korker
Tuesday, November 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Photographing Ridgefield with Clarence Korker will be the topic for the Ridgefield Historical Society’s Ridgefield History Club on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 10am in the historic David Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane. Jack Sanders, who has written 10 books on Ridgefield history, will be on hand. Parking at the Scott House is limited and carpooling is recommended. Come to share memories or just to listen. Seating is limited at the Scott House, so we ask that you register in advance.
Clarence “Korky” Korker, the longtime photographer of Ridgefield people and places, and the former owner of the Ridgefield Photo Shop snapped thousands of photographs during his forty-year career in the mid-1900s, which are the now are part of the Ridgefield Historical Society’s collection and currently being digitized. This informal discussion will be devoted to looking at Korker’s streetscapes, sharing stories, and reminiscing about how Ridgefield has changed over the years.
Were you ever photographed by Korky? If you have any photos or objects related to this topic, please bring them with you for show and tell!
The Ridgefield History Club, a program of the Historical Society, meets regularly throughout the year to discuss the history of Ridgefield and all its villages. All are invited: just bring your love of history and your curiosity. This is a great opportunity to connect with other history enthusiasts and learn something new about our wonderful town.
The Ridgefield History Club is an informal community story telling program (it’s not a presentation or lecture) where everyone sits in a circle and shares memories related to a specific topic in Ridgefield’s history. The discussion will be recorded and cataloged in the Historical Society’s archive to preserve the memories of all of Ridgefield’s people, places, and events for future generations.
For more information about this free program see www.ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Historical Society at 203-438-5821 or [email protected].
Event photo: Clarence Korker self-portrait, circa 1950. From the collection of the Ridgefield Historical Society.