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Ridgefield Historical Society


The Ridgefield Historical Society’s purpose is to preserve, interpret, and foster public knowledge of Ridgefield’s historical, cultural, and architectural heritage.

Founded in 2001, the Ridgefield Historical Society (RHS) maintains state-of-the-art archives, which serve as the principal repository for Ridgefield’s historic documents, images, and artifacts. Most of RHS’s programs, exhibits, and events reference this extensive collection of over 10,000 items—and very often it is the inspiration for such programming.

The Historical Society is committed to expanding educational opportunities for all ages, both online and in-person, and serving our community at our two sites: the 1714 David Scott House and the 1756 Peter Parley Schoolhouse, as well as in partnership with local institutions.


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