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Tuesday, March 19 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am EDT

Celebrating Ridgefield Women, Then and Now” is the topic for the next Ridgefield History Club meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 in the Historical Society’s Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane. Jack Sanders, who has written over 10 books on Ridgefield’ history, will be on hand. Ridgefield History Club programs are free and open to everyone; new participants are welcome at any time. Come to share memories or just to listen.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re asking people to share personal remembrances of Ridgefield women, the stories of women who have influenced their lives and the community, particularly those whose names may not be well known. Whether it’s a beloved family member, an inspiring neighbor, a dedicated teacher, or an unsung hero in the community, we invite participants to share anecdotes and reflections on the women who have shaped their experiences in Ridgefield. Through these personal narratives, we will honor the often-overlooked contributions of women and deepen our understanding of their significance to the community.

The Ridgefield History Club, an informal community storytelling program (it’s not a presentation or lecture) of the Historical Society, meets for an hour the third Tuesday of every month to share memories and stories related to a specific topic in Ridgefield’s history. The discussion is recorded and cataloged in the Historical Society’s archive to preserve all the stories of Ridgefield’s people, places, and events for future generations. It’s also streamed live on Facebook and is uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Everyone is invited, just bring your love of history and your curiosity. Some people come to every session while others attend when the topic is of special interest to them. This is a great opportunity to connect with other history enthusiasts and learn something new about our wonderful town. Both longtime residents and newcomers contribute.

For more information about this free program, and to register, visit or contact the Historical Society at 203-438-5821 or [email protected].


Left to right: Mary Gelfman – Chairman of the Board of Education, Dr. Jean Harder – Psychologist, Lillian Moorhead – Board of Selectmen, Beatrice Brown – Conductor, Ridgefield Symphony. All were honored by the Ridgefield Woman’s Club in the late 1970s.