Kids in grades one through six are invited to join us at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center this summer for four interactive and creative weeks of exploring the origins, meanings, and heritage of some of Ridgefield’s street names.
According to Hildegard Grob, executive director of KTM&HC, Summer Enrichment @ Keeler makes local history fun and accessible for young people. “Our museum emphasizes the importance of place-based education, and Ridgefield is a town where there’s history around – or at – every corner. In our Summer Enrichment programs, kids will have the opportunity to learn about the stories behind places like King Lane, Ramapoo Road, and Saw Mill Road.”
Set outdoors on our four-acre historic grounds, museum staff have tailored their specialty summer programming to give children entering grades one through three and four through six a safe space for fun and educational summer activities. The half-day programs are intentionally small, with a maximum of ten children per week, in order to adhere to COVID guidelines and ensure our participants benefit from relationship-building and individualized attention. All staff will be fully vaccinated.
Summer Enrichment @ Keeler will run Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a required health screening and temperature check each day between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Outdoor activities will take place on the lawn and on the tented terrace. In the event of rain, activities may also be held in the Carriage Barn. KTM&HC follows state and local health guidelines, and social distancing, masking, and sanitizing will be practiced at all times.
Sessions will be held on the following dates:
- Week 1: July 12-16 (Grades 1-3)
- Week 2: July 19-23 (Grades 4-6)
- Week 3: July 26-30 (Grades 1-3)
- Week 4: August 2-6 (Grades 4-6)
The cost to register for one week is $180 for members and $200 for non-members. Sibling discounts are available. To register your child, visit our website at keelertavernmuseum.org/events or click here.