For people looking for Ridgefield-centric holiday presents, the Ridgefield Historical Society’s seasonal gift shop will open on Saturday, Dec. 4, during the Silhouettes project from 10 to 3. Thereafter, the shop will be open during Scott House open hours, Tuesday to Thursday, 1 to 5, Dec. 7-9, 14-16 and 21-22.
There are books on Ridgefield history, Native American maps of Connecticut, and postcards, as well as cookies in a jar, pewter ornaments, baby quilts, hand-knitted shawls, scarves, hats and socks, jewelry, and hand-turned wooden ornaments. Expect some antique surprises as well.
Books include copies of the out-of-print Ridgefield in Review by Silvio Bedini as well as recent books by Keith Jones and Jack Sanders. Five Village Walks, offering historical walking tours of Ridgefield’s village area, makes a great stocking stuffer at $5. (All proceeds from sales of this book by Jack Sanders go to the Historical Society.) There’s also the just-released Ridgefield Names, in which Sanders traces the history of over 1300 place names, both familiar and obscure, in Ridgefield.
For more information, visit the RIdgefield Historical Society website.