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Saturday, June 1 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm EDT

Ridgefield Historical Society will have a table at Pride in the Park at Ballard Park on Saturday, June 1, from noon to 3 and will be sharing Ridgefield LGBTQIA+ history as well as talking about an oral history project begun this year. Admission is free and all are welcome.

A generous grant awarded by CT Humanities to the Ridgefield Historical Society, will support this project. This two-year $50,000 initiative is a collaboration of the Ridgefield Historical Society, Ridgefield CT Pride, and student volunteers from Ridgefield High School to diversify the Ridgefield Historical Society’s oral history collection. 

“We’re thrilled that CT Humanities awarded us this grant to support our innovative oral history project and celebrate our community’s diverse history,” said Stephen Bartkus, Executive Director of the Ridgefield Historical Society. “This project will document the untold stories of LGBTQIA+ residents in Ridgefield, a significant step towards filling a gap in our historical record while encouraging intergenerational connections within our community.”