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Ridgfield History Club – Silvio Bedini’s Ridgefield
Tuesday, October 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Silvio Bedini’s Ridgefield will be the topic for the Ridgefield Historical Society’s Ridgefield History Club on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 10am in the historic David Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane. Jack Sanders, who has written 10 books on Ridgefield history, will be on hand. Parking at the Scott House is limited and carpooling is recommended. Come to share memories or just to listen. Seating is limited at the Scott House, so we ask that you register in advance.
Our special guests at this gathering will be Leandra and Peter Bedini, children of the late historian and author Silvio Bedini. The informal discussion will be devoted to the published histories of Ridgefield and the overall history of the town. Author of the 1958 town history, Ridgefield in Review, Silvio Bedini was a curator at the Smithsonian Institution for many years and the author of many books. Historical research was his passion, which is how when he was asked to produce a brochure for the town’s 250th anniversary celebration it became, in three months, a 411-page book.
If you have any photos or objects related to the history of Ridgefield, please bring them with you for show and tell!
The Ridgefield History Club, a program of the Historical Society, meets regularly throughout the year to discuss the history of Ridgefield and all its villages. All are invited: just bring your love of history and your curiosity. This is a great opportunity to connect with other history enthusiasts and learn something new about our wonderful town.
The Ridgefield History Club is an informal story telling session (it’s not a presentation or lecture) where everyone sits in a circle and shares memories related to a specific topic in Ridgefield’s history. The discussion will be 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 see www.ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Historical Society at 203-438-5821 or [email protected].