It’s January. The days are long yet short, and the prospect of spring is still many months away. But at the Ridgefield Historical Society, there is a definite energy and light. And we know where it comes from — our college intern, Antonia ten Holder.
Take a moment to meet her.
This edition of the Scott House Journal includes Jack Sanders’ recommendations on what items are worth saving to help future historians provide an accurate view of the past; as well as an account of a curious 1925 Ridgefield court case over that most simple of resources — wood. This story was recently uncovered while reviewing documents in the Ridgefield Historical Society archives.
This edition of the Scott House Journal includes stories on the inaugural Witness Stones installation in Ridgefield at the David Scott House, also the Historical Society headquarters; and a wonderful biography of Mabel E. Cleves, a champion of kindergarten in Ridgefield in the earlier 1900s.
Thanks to two grants from the CT State Historic Preservation Office, the Ridgefield Historical Society will soon embark on an updated architectural survey of Ridgefield.
Founded just 20 years ago, the Ridgefield Historical Society has made a big impact in a short time. We are now seeking new board members and volunteers who wish to join us as we continue to steward Ridgefield’s magnificent history and heritage.
For the first time, the Ridgefield Historical Society participated in the Books on the Common Where’s Waldo program this July. It kept us on our toes and introduced us to lots of new friends.