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Sybil Ludington: The Making of an American Heroine

april, 2022

21apr7:00 pmSybil Ludington: The Making of an American Heroine

Event Details

Lexington and Concord had Paul Revere; Ridgefield had Sybil Ludington—or so they say.

On the eve of the Battle of Ridgefield in April 1777, the 16-year-old Sybil Ludington (allegedly) rode over 40 miles through dangerous woods to alert her father’s militia. Though details of her ride remain scarce, Sybil’s story has proven captivating to Americans since it was first published in 1880. Join Chief Curator Catherine Prescott as she explores Sybil’s story and dives into how it reflects how Americans use and connect to our history. Catherine will be joined by Abigail Tucker, who recently published an article about Sybil Ludington in Smithsonian Magazine called “Galloping Girl,” to talk about Sybil’s enduring appeal in popular culture.

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Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm

Location

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center

132 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

Keeler Tavern Museum and History CenterPhone: (203) 438-5485 132 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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