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
Springtime is always busy in the world of education and the Peter Parley Schoolhouse is no exception. In recent weeks we’ve welcomed a whole new crop of Parley scholars —
On Board with Raymond Murphy
This month, we introduce Ray Murphy, who joined the Historical Society Board earlier this spring after volunteering with the Collections team for a year. A retired attorney, Ray
Thank You, Ridgefield Thrift Shop!
Thanks to the generosity of the Ridgefield Thrift Shop, the Ridgefield Historical Society is embarking on a technology upgrade, updating equipment and systems best left in the past.
Pick from the Collection: 1930s Directional Sign
In March 2023, the “Old Ridgefield” Facebook Page featured a post on Ridgefield’s Directional Signs from the 1930s. The post indicated that a single sign still remained — on site