Art Show: Tina Phillips: LOVE THE JOURNEY

Date: Saturday, May 2 - Sunday, May 10, 2015

When: Most days 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (check here again for updates)

Where: Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn

Cost: Free

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Exquisite watercolors , textiles, and jewelry by local artist and teacher Tina Phillips. Make this exhibit part of your plan for enjoying Downtown Ridgefield’s Spring Stroll. A portion of the show’s proceeds will go to the restoration fund for the Museum’s Carriage Barn.

Chamber Concert: Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra

Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015

When: 3:00 PM

Where: Garden House

Cost: $15; $12 for seniors/students; $10 for children under 12


Enjoy a varied and impressive program offered by small ensembles from the area’s premier youth orchestra.

Family Day Cake Contest: Bake What You Love!

Date: Saturday, June 13

When: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Museum Campus

Cost: $5.00/person; free for children under 5 years old


As part of Family Day on Saturday, June 13, 2015 (details below), Keeler Tavern Museum invites all bakers to participate in a cake contest. Here’s your chance to show off your baking skills!

There’s no fee to participate, but we do ask you to register so we know how many cakes to expect. Register online by clicking here then get cooking!

Entries: Please submit a regular-sized cake (not to exceed 13” x 17”, including base) to be judged on appearance and a second, smaller cake, to be cut up for the judges to taste. No refrigerated cakes, please! Please include a list of ingredients on a separate sheet or index card.

Drop-off: Cakes must be brought to the Museum’s Garden House on Saturday, June 13, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Judging: All cakes will be judged for appearance and taste by a select panel of judges. Judging takes place Saturday, June 13, 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Eating: After judging, your cake will be served to the event attendees.

Thank you for participating, and be sure to tell your friends and family about Family Day on June 13!

Family Day: Celebrity Visits the Cannon Ball House

Date: Saturday, June 13

When: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Museum Campus

Cost: $5.00/person; free for children under 5 years old



Fun for the whole family! Immerse yourself in history from Colonial days to the Gilded Age, with historic reenactors, period crafts, hands-on demonstrations, games, food, music, period dances, a cake contest, antique cars, pony-rides and petting zoo, face painting, and much more.



Keeler Kids

Date: Session I, July 13-17; Session II, July 20-24

When: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Campus

Cost: $250/session; discounts apply for Museum members and siblings


Session I: July 13-17, 2015, 9:30-1:30 daily

Click here to register for this session

Children entering grades 1 to 3 learn about Colonial life in New England through a variety of hands-on, age-appropriate crafts, games, songs, stories and foods.


Session II: July 20-24, 2015, 9:30-1:30 daily

Click here to register for this session.

Children entering grades 4 to 6 become “history detectives,” re-living the Battle of Ridgefield during the American Revolution through fun activities that feature the museum’s past residents and items from its collections.




Antiques & Treasures Sale

Date: Friday, August 7, 8:00 - 9:00 AM Early Buying ($10 fee); 9:00AM -5:00PM Regular Hours

Saturday, August 8, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday, August 9, 12:00 noon - 5:00PM

Where: Entire Campus

Cost: Free (except for Early Buying on Friday morning)


In our Garden House, hundreds of antiques are displayed in arranged rooms showcasing furniture, mirrors, paintings, glass, china, silver and other decorative accessories. Stroll in our glorious gardens to select furniture for your patio or terrace. Gently worn treasures suitable for a first home, apartment, or dorm may be found under the tent and in the Cass Gilbert Barn.


Donations and consignments, accepted between July 28th and August 3rd, may be furniture in good condition, rugs, lamps, china, glass, works of art, garden furniture, and historic memorabilia, such as maps and vintage books. We do not accept clothing, appliances, exercise machines, or current books. Inquiries about consignment and/or donation (tax letter provided) are welcomed after June 20, 2015, at 203/431-3094.


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