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Scott House Journal, July 2022

Topics: The ‘New’ Ridgefield High School turns 50; Josie Hoyt’s Diaries offer offer insights into Ridgefield history in the late 1800s — births and deaths, the Blizzard of 1888, escapades at the Titicus School, a murder-suicide, and more.

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Cultural history

You Can Ring Your Bells!

On this Fourth of July, Ridgefield will be celebrating Let Freedom Ring, a long-standing tradition in which local churches, institutions, and individuals ring their bells 13 times at 2:00pm to celebrate our freedom and independence.

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38-star American flag
Cultural history

38-Star Flag

There are multiple antique American flags in the archives of the Ridgefield Historical Society. However, this one is likely the oldest, having only 38 stars.

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Cultural history

Treasures from the Archives: Two Dresses

The following items from the Historical Society’s archives were hand-selected and researched by our two Ridgefield High School interns, Sara Shepherd and Tyler Ingram. Suffragist Dress This dress was previously

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Cultural history

First Pride Day, 1998

FIRST ‘PRIDE’ DAY: “A Celebration of Community: Straight, Gay and Lesbian“ took place in 1998, on the Community Center lawn. Just a year later, a Rainbow Flag was flown for the first time in the nation over a state capitol, Hartford, on March 21, 1999.

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Meet the RHS Interns

It’s May 2022 and for the next several weeks, we have the good fortune to have our Ridgefield High School interns on board, lending an extra hand and a fresh

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Bing Liem
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It Truly Takes a Community

Meet Ridgefield resident Bing Liem, official photographer of the Battle of Ridgefield Reenactment and the Ceremonial Funeral Procession for the Town of Ridgefield and the Historical Society.

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