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Sheep to Shawl, Part 6: Spinning, Knitting & Weaving

In this final episode, Candiss Cowan tells us where the term "spinster" came from, the origin of the song "Pop Goes the Weasel," and how every girl by the age of 6 was expected to knit a pair of socks for her brother.

In this final episode, Candiss Cowan tells us where the term “spinster” came from, the origin of the song “Pop Goes the Weasel,” and how every girl by the age of 6 was expected to knit a pair of socks for her brother.

You can also watch this series on our YouTube channel.

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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.

Another Lovely Sunday at the Schoolhouse

The Peter Parley Schoolhouse enjoyed a steady stream of visitors on Sunday, September 25 as we opened our doors — and paid homage to star pupil, Cyrus Northrop.

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.

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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