Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Florence Powdermaker and tells the story of her sister Hortense, both Doctorates, who in the 1920s contributed greatly to their respective fields. Florence had a doctorate in medicine and psychiatry and Hortense was a doctor of anthropology. They lived on a 103-acre farm in Ridgebury for 30 years. Powdermaker Drive is named after them.
The Powdermaker Sisters
DISCOVERING AND REMEMBERING PETER and DINAH
For someone who died so long ago, it’s amazing how much has been written about the man and the key roles he played in the settling of Ridgefield.
The Ridgefield Historical Society is seeking collections volunteers to become an integral part of our mission to preserve and share the fascinating history of our town.
This month, we introduce Eric Hutner, who recently joined the Historical Society Board as recording secretary.