Love history? Join Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center’s (KTHC) dynamic volunteer community as a docent to share the history and stories of Ridgefield’s Keeler Tavern and the people who lived and visited here! One story of particular interest to visitors is the British cannonball in the corner post, a souvenir from the 1777 Battle of Ridgefield, which also featured then-patriot Benedict Arnold.
Docents dress in period clothing as they guide visitors from around the country and around the world through the former tavern, hotel, and summer estate. “KTHC provides great training and a lot of support and guidance so new docents are never overwhelmed,” says Jennifer Hansen, who has been a docent for two years.
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center presents three centuries of the town’s history through the lives of the families that occupied the site starting in 1713. It offers docent-led tours of its period-furnished building February through December (Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1:00–4:00 p.m.) More information may be found at www.keelertavernmuseum.org and at Facebook.com/KeelerTavernMuseum, or by calling the office at 203-438-5485. Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is located at 132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.