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Tuesday, July 16 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am EDT

“Summertime in Ridgefield” is the topic for the next gathering of the Ridgefield History Club at 10am on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 in the Historical Society’s Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane in Ridgefield, CT. Jack Sanders, who haswritten over 10 books on Ridgefield’s history will be on hand. 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 encourage attendees to bring their personal recollections of spending summers in Ridgefield through the years. What were your summer jobs, where did you go swimming, did you go to summer camp, do you remember the firemen’s parades and carnivals and the circuses that came to town? How about fireworks displays, public and private? Bring your related memories, stories, photographs, and objects to share in show and tell!

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 HistoricalSociety at 203-438-5821 or [email protected].

Kids jumping off the float at Great Pond (Martin Park). The photo appeared in the Ridgefield Press in August 1998.