Programs & Events
- This event has passed.
Tellabration: Your Part in Historical Ridgefield
Saturday, November 18 @ 3:30 pm
Tellabration is a storytelling festival that was started by Paw Paw Pinkerton in Connecticut in 1988 and has since spread worldwide. We’ll celebrate with some town tales at the Ridgefield Historical Society’s Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane on the traditional Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18, 2023 at 3:30pm. The goal of this gathering is to help bring joy, friendship, and reminders of common humanity to listeners and tellers. Parking at the Scott House is limited so please register in advance here or call 203-438-5821.
The five-minute true stories are based on a theme. Here, in 2023, it’s “Your Part in Historical Ridgefield,” organized by Dr. Darla Shaw, who will be one of the storytellers.
Dr. Shaw will be the afternoon’s M.C. and start the stories with a history of Tellabration in Ridgefield. Among the other topics will be Benjamin Hume, Bringing History to Life; Barbara Serfilippi, 39 Years as Ridgefield Town Clerk; Ben Shaw, Early Eight Lakes Community; Martha Bishop, Ridgefield’s Oldest Senior Band in the State; Dr. Joe Ellis, Diversity Day; Steve Maydan, History of the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off in Town; Elaine Keleman, Growing Up in the Scott House Neighborhood; Peter Nichols, Childhood Memories of Ridgefield; and Bob Cox, Students I Have Taught in Ridgefield.