The Ridgefield Historical Society hosted a creative LEGO® Sculpture contest to celebrate our town’s history and architecture. Contestants were tasked with building a historic Ridgefield structure from our list of 12 landmarks. All entries have been judged by a local panel and we are pleased to announce the winners.
Join us for a Live Zoom Webinar with Nick Bellantoni, Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist, when he will discuss the history, discovery, and excavation of the burials found last December and give an update on the forensic analysis currently underway.
This presentation is taken from the memoirs of Joe Tulipani, who lived with his family on the Keeler Farm on Nod Road in the 1930s.
Watch this video about Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, editor…
Find out how the Schoolhouse operated during the fall and winter seasons. Who attended classes, and how was the school heated? Jack Sanders will read the first pages of two 19th Century history books West Lane students might have used, one by Charles A. Goodrich and one by his brother, Samuel G. Goodrich (as Peter Parley), who both attended the one-room school.
Work has begun on a major study of the Battle of Ridgefield with the formation of an advisory group to oversee the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program grant obtained this year by the Ridgefield Historical Society.
Topics: Voting in Ridgefield; Message from our new president; Dear Luke: an Irish Immigrant Experience
Whether you notice it or not, Ridgefield’s history is illuminated by the very buildings that comprise the town. This tour seeks to explore prominent architectural styles in their historical context, as well as to highlight the colorful individuals who built and inhabited these living relics.
Join relic hunters Elijah Crehan and John Schwartz as they present hidden treasure found on family property in Ridgefield. This week, they showcase a few military-related finds.
This slideshow features archived photos of dogs with their humans doing all sorts of mundane and unusual activities — taking a canoe ride, performing in a high school play, and admiring an antique clock.