november, 2023

Tellabration: "Your Part in Historical Ridgefield"

18nov3:30 pm5:00 pmTellabration: "Your Part in Historical Ridgefield"Ridgefield Historical Society

Tellabration Ridgefield Historical Society

Event Details

Tellabration is a storytelling festival that was started by PawPaw Pinkerton in Connecticut in 1988 and has since spread worldwide. We’ll celebrate with some town tales at the Ridgefield Historical Society’s Scott House on the traditional Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18, 2023 at 3:30pm. The goal of this gathering is to help bring joy, friendship, and reminders of common humanity to listeners and tellers. Parking at the Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane is limited, please register for this free program here:


Or call 203-438-5821 and give your contact information.

The five-minute true stories are based on a theme. Here, in 2023, it’s “Your Part in Historical Ridgefield,” organized by Dr. Darla Shaw, who will be one of the storytellers.

Dr. Shaw will be the afternoon’s M.C. and start the stories with a history of Tellabration in Ridgefield. Among the other topics will be Benjamin Hume, Bringing History to Life; Barbara Serfilippi, 39 Years as Ridgefield Town Clerk; Ben Shaw, Early Eight Lakes Community; Martha Bishop, Ridgefield’s Oldest Senior Band in the State; Dr. Joe Ellis, Minorities; Ginny Vreeland, My Circuitous Route to Discovering Ridgefield; Steve Maydan, History of the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off in Town; Elaine Keleman, Growing Up in the Scott House Neighborhood; Peter Nichols, Childhood Memories of Ridgefield; and Bob Cox, Students I Have Taught in Ridgefield.



(Saturday) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-05:00)