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How the Battle of Ridgefield Impacted the Revolutionary War

Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm EDT

How the Battle of Ridgefield Impacted the Revolutionary War

Creator of the ‘Amazing Tales’ Podcast will Speak here April 24

On Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., the Ridgefield Historical Society is pleased to present Mike Allen, the creator of the podcast Amazing Tales from Off and On Connecticut’s Beaten Path (amazingtalesct.com), who will give the illustrated presentation, “How the Battle of Ridgefield Impacted the Revolutionary War”, at St. Stephen’s Church North Hall, 353 Main Street. A reception will follow the lecture. Tickets, which are limited and nonrefundable, are $15 for Members of the Ridgefield Historical Society and $20 for Non-Members.

Mike Allen has built his podcasting career on his curiosity about the history of his home state. And since he lives now in Danbury, the British invasion in 1777 has been of great interest, from the landing of General William Tryon and his troops at Compo Beach, to the sacking of Danbury, to the Battle of Ridgefield. Allen explains, “In 1777, during the early years of the Revolutionary War, the British made their first foray into inland Connecticut. Their mission was to eliminate the Patriot supply depot at Danbury. On their way back to their waiting ships off Compo Beach at Long Island Sound, they encountered fierce and unexpected resistance during the Battle of Ridgefield. In this presentation, you’ll hear how Ridgefield came to play its significant role that Sunday and why it had an impact on British strategy going forward.”

Noted storyteller Mike Allen specializes in bringing local history to life, through his background in journalism, radio broadcasting, podcasting and public speaking. His podcast on Connecticut history is a project he began in retirement and it’s become a full-time enterprise. For 10 years, Mike was News Director at radio station i-95 FM in Brookfield before becoming Press Secretary to the Mayor of Danbury. He subsequently spent 25 years working, living, and traveling internationally in a corporate career in which he specialized in communications and marketing.

Thank you to Cross Private Client Insurance for providing the boxed water for this event!

For more information, email [email protected] or call 203-438-5821.

$15 – $20
353 Main St
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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