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Meet RHS Intern, Antonia ten Holder

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.

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Cultural history

Scott House Journal, January 2023

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.

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Picks from the Archive: Rob Orr

In this “Picks from the Archive,” Ridgefield Historical Society volunteer, Rob Orr, shares some of the resources he used to learn more about his home and its history.

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Black History

Scott House Journal, October 2022

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.

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RHS News

Troop #76 Accompanies Us to a New Decade

On Saturday, October 15, the Ridgefield Historical Society celebrated our 21st birthday with the official removal of the 20th Anniversary Banner and the launch of our partnership and collaboration with Ridgefield Boy Scout Troop #76.

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RHS News

Staff Picks from the Collection

The Ridgefield Historical Society Archives team devotes countless hours to reviewing and cataloging items for the Collection. In this post, board member and archivist Monica McMorran shares her favorite treasure.

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RHS News

A Little Help from our Friends

Since our founding over 20 years ago, the Ridgefield Historical Society has made many friends and been the beneficiary of much generosity, enthusiasm, and support. And we are very grateful.

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RHS News

On Board: Sharon Dunphy

As the Ridgefield Historical Society enters our 21st year and continues to expand our work, programs, and activities, we introduce you to our current team of board leaders.

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RHS News

On Board: President Tracy Seem

As the Ridgefield Historical Society enters our 21st year and continues to expand our work, programs, and activities, we introduce you to our current team of board leaders.

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RHS News

A Peter Parley Party!

It’s not every day you celebrate the 229th anniversary of your birth. But when you do, it’s cause for festivity. This year, the Ridgefield Historical Society honored Peter Parley on the occasion of his 229th birthday. It was remarkably fun.

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Cultural history

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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