History Club’s topic for June 20 is Ridgefield’s Italian community

Ridgefield’s Italian community will be the topic for The Ridgefield Historical Society's Ridgefield History Club on Tuesday, June 20, at 10 am in the 1714 David Scott House at 4 Sunset Lane. Jack Sanders, who has written 10 books on Ridgefield history, will be on hand. 

Parking at the Scott House is limited and carpooling is recommended. Registration is required at this link to attend this free program - click here

Immigrants from Italy starting arriving in Ridgefield during the 19th century and they helped shape the fabric of the town. Many of their descendants continue to live and work in Ridgefield today. What Italian families or businesses in town do you remember? Is your family from Italy? What customs and traditions are uniquely Italian? What is your favorite Italian food and who cooked it best in Ridgefield? What are your memories of the Italian American Club? If you have any photos or objects related to Ridgefield’s Italian community, please bring them with you for show and tell!

The Ridgefield History Club, a program of the Historical Society, will meet regularly throughout the year to discuss the history of Ridgefield and all its villages. Everyone is invited: just bring a love of history and curiosity. This is a great opportunity to connect with other history enthusiasts and learn something new. 

The Ridgefield History Club is an informal storytelling session (it’s not a presentation or lecture) where everyone sits in a circle and shares memories related to a specific topic in Ridgefield’s history. The discussion will be audio recorded and cataloged in the Historical Society’s archive to preserve the memories of all of Ridgefield’s people, places, and events for future generations.

For more information about this free program see www.ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Historical Society at 203-438-5821 or info@ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Submitted by Ridgefield, CT

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