Programs & Events
Peter Parley Schoolhouse will open Sept. 24
Sunday, September 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
The Peter Parley/West Lane District Schoolhouse on West Lane at South Salem and Silver Spring Roads will be open to visitors on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 24, from 1 to 4.
This museum of early education in Ridgefield is named for one of its early illustrious students, Samuel Goodrich/Peter Parley, but for September, we are saluting another distinguished West Lane alumnus, Cyrus Northrop, whose birthday is Sept. 30. He left his family farm on West Lane to study and eventually teach at Yale University and was then recruited to be president of the new University of Minnesota, where he was a beloved leader. He was 87 and President Emeritus when he died there in 1922. Admission to the schoolhouse is free; the school is overseen by the Ridgefield Historical Society. Volunteers Jack and Sally Sanders will be on hand to answer questions. https://ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org/ or 203-438-5821.