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Tuesday, August 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:00 pm EDT

In August at the Ridgefield Historical Society, we’re thinking about school days.

Which schools did you attend? Did you walk to school or take a bus? Who drove the bus?

What did you most want to have on the first day of school? Where did your family buy school supplies and back-to-school clothes? Were there dress codes?

Who were the favorite teachers?

Going to School in Ridgefield will be the topic for The Ridgefield Historical Society’s Ridgefield History Club on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 10 am in the David Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane. Jack Sanders, who has written 10 books on Ridgefield history and is working on one about Ridgefield’s district schools, will be on hand.

Parking at the Scott House is limited and carpooling is recommended. To attend this free program please register by clicking here.

The Ridgefield Historical Society welcomes all to share their educational past and reflect on the evolution of Ridgefield schools from the district schoolhouses of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries (the last one closed in 1939) to the present day educational system. If you have any photos or objects related to going to school in Ridgefield, please bring them.

The Ridgefield History Club, a program of the Historical Society, will meet regularly throughout the year to discuss the history of Ridgefield and all its villages. All are invited: just bring a love of history and some curiosity. This is a great opportunity to connect with other history enthusiasts and learn something new.

The Ridgefield History Club is an informal community storytelling program (it’s not a presentation or lecture) where participants share memories related to a specific topic in Ridgefield’s history. The discussion will be audio 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 contact the Historical Society at 203-438-5821 or [email protected].

4 Sunset Lane
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
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