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Tuesday, May 21 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am EDT

Please join the Ridgefield History Club on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 10 a.m. in the Historical Society’s Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane in Ridgefield, CT for a conversation about Ridgefielders who contributed to war efforts, both on the battlefield and at home. If you have mementos of wartime service that you’d be willing to show to the group, please bring them.

Jack Sanders, who has written over 10 books on Ridgefield’s history will be in attendance. 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.

We’re asking participants to bring stories of military service to share. Did you, a family member, a neighbor, or friend participate in the defense of our freedom? We want to hear about your experiences and acknowledge your service. We’ll also be discussing the history of the Memorial Day Parade, Veterans’ Memorial Community Association, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Marine Corps League in Ridgefield.

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.

Seating is limited at the Scott House, so we ask that you register in advance here:

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

Photo Caption:                                                                                                                                                 Patriotic parade in Ridgefield, CT in 1942 with prominent local citizens and veterans. On the extreme left is Harry Hull, WWI vet and later first selectmen; center is Anne Richardson in her AWVS uniform, B. O. Chisolm to Ms. Richardson’s left, then Rudolph Marconi and Julius Tulipani.