In this episode, Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Mary Louise Olcott who lived at Casagmo, a mansion built by her father George M. Olcott, which was razed and is now a condo complex with the same name. She was an ardent feminist, poet, founder of the Ridgefield Garden Club, and a great supporter of woman suffrage.
Suffragists on Main Street: Mary Louise Olcott
Dr. Darla Shaw sat down with Elaine Kelemen to talk about her fascinating life in Ridgefield.
How different life would have been for Rachel Wallace Dauchy a Ridgefield resident almost 300 years ago!
If you have experience (professional or volunteer), managing projects from start to finish and are interested in Ridgefield, we have great volunteer opportunities for you!
Phil brings his extensive historic preservation experience to our organization helping us to safeguard significant buildings in town.