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Saturday, July 1 @ 12:00 pm – Monday, July 31 @ 12:00 pm EDT
The Ridgefield Historical Society is participating in the Books on the Common Where’s Waldo extravaganza again this year and we’re looking forward to seeing all participating children.
You can come find Waldo in our 1714 Scott House (4 Sunset Lane) on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, or track him down at the Peter Parley Schoolhouse on Sunday, July 30.
For the uninitiated, each summer Books on the Common hosts a local Where’s Waldo? search, arming children with Waldo passports and sending them off to find Waldo in participating businesses and organizations across Ridgefield. It’s an opportunity to visit familiar businesses, discover new ones, and have a lot of fun on the hunt.
At the Historical Society, we’ll be displaying a collection of items to view, touch, and operate, and we’ll be on hand to offer interesting facts, answer questions, and share the history of Ridgefield.
Where’s Waldo is the creation of British illustrator, Martin Handford. Waldo, aka Wally, was first hidden, sought, and found back in 1987, coinciding with the publication of Handford’s first book. Since then, the Waldo books have been published throughout the world, and translated into nineteen languages. Waldo’s image may also be found on cereal boxes, comic strips, TV shows, films, video games and various other items. There is no doubt that Waldo has become a worldwide, beloved icon bringing joy to “children” of all ages — even if he can’t be found!