The Museum is furnished with period pieces reflecting its residents’ lifestyles from the early 18th to early 20th century. In addition to furniture and household items, the Museum’s redware, as well as its blue and white Staffordshire, are especially noteworthy elements of its artifacts collection.
The Archives include paintings, prints, samplers and sculpture. Among the most treasured pieces in the collection is the original
engraving of the Battle of Ridgefield published April 4,1780; the original T.Keeler's Inn sign; portraits of early Keeler family members;
and an original broadside of Columbus, a male elephant that appeared at the Keeler Tavern in the early 1800s.
In addition, visitors to the gardens will find hand-carved decorative urns recreated in Italy from blueprints and images of the
original urns that Cass Gilbert selected to complement his garden setting.
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