Documentary: One Woman - One Vote

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

When: 7:00pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House

Cost: Free


This screening of the 1995 PBS documentary One Woman - One Vote continues our year of programming on “Strong Women, Strong Legacies,” and is a joint event with the Ridgefield League of Women Voters.


Chamber Concert: Tres Maresienne Baroque Trio

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014

When: 3:00pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House

Cost: $15 General Admission, $12.00 Seniors and Students, $10.00 Children under 12


Annual Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014

When: 6:30pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House

Cost: Free

Members-only event with dinner, review of the past year, and ratification of the Board of Directors slate.

Click here for the Board of Directors slate.
RSVP by Tues., Sept. 23 with a call to the Office (203/438-5485)


The Big Read: Cass Gilbert's Speakeasy

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

When: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn

Cost: Free (Cash Bar)

Join us for cocktails in the Cass Gilbert Barn of the 1920s. This event is part of Ridgefield Library's Big Read focus on America during the roaring twenties, as portrayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great GatsbyThe Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


Fundraiser: "Betsy Bartends"

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014

When: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: Gallo Ristorante, 1 Grove Street, Ridgefield

Cost: Free

Meet Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, portrayed by actress Suzanne Scoville. Tips and 10% of drink orders go to Keeler Tavern Museum.


Distinguished Lecturer Series:
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: Dangerous Ambition

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014

When: 4:00pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House

Cost: Lecture & Reception: $50 ($35 / Members & Students)

Lecture Only:$25 ($20 / Members, $15 Students)


Dr. Carol R. Berkin, City University of New York professor emeritus of history, will talk about her latest book Wondrous Beauty, a biography of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, the beautiful, headstrong American wife of Napoleon Bonaparte's youngest brother, Jérôme. Betsy and Jérôme, who stopped at the Keeler Tavern in 1804, were considered the most celebrated - and scandalous - couple of their time. By drawing comparisons between Elizabeth Bonaparte’s experiences and concerns and those of today’s contemporary women, Dr. Berkin’s lecture will prompt your consideration of how gender roles are constantly evolving.

Books on the Common will have copies of Wondrous Woman  available for sale; 10% of book sale proceeds will be donated to the Museum. After a Q&A, Dr. Berkin will join guests for a Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres Reception.

Partially funded by a grant from CT Humanities.

Seating is limited. Register online today.


Silhouettes by Deborah O'Connor

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014 (Tentative)

Cost: $30.00/silhouette, $15.00/copy


This skilled artist will cut paper silhouettes beautifully depicting children or pets. Great for holidays and birthday gifts. Mats and frames available (additional charge), so you can leave with ready-to-hang artwork. Call 203.438.5485 for details.

Scarecrow Contest / Fall for Ridgefield Weekend

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014

Where: Scarecrow frame pick-up and drop off at the Museum during business hours

Cost: $25.00 per scarecrow frame

Decorate a scarecrow frame, purchased from the Museum, to be displayed at merchant locations around town during Fall for Ridgefield and judged by the public. Contest winners will be announced Oct. 22.



Chamber Concert: Harpist Victoria Drake

Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014

When: 3:00pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Garden House

Cost: $15 General Admission, $12.00 Seniors and Students, $10.00 Children under 12



Tag Sale to Benefit Cass Gilbert Barn Restoration

Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 24 - 26, 2014

When: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Cass Gilbert Barn

Cost: Free

Come purchase gently used household goods, furniture, and decorative items for your home, dorm, or first apartment.


Holiday Photos

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014

When: TBD

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House

Cost: TBD

Come have unique family photographs taken in the Garden House before holiday-themed vignettes.


Museum Benefit Dinner: A Monte Carlo Soiree

Date: Friday, November 14, 2014

When: 7:00pm

Where: Salem Golf Club

Cost: Sponsorships start at $500.00, individual tickets $150.00 each


Dinner, dancing, auctions, and games of chance.


Holiday Boutique

Date: Opens Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum

Cost: Free


Christmas Luncheons

Date: 2nd Week of December

Seatings To Be Announced

Where: Keeler Tavern Garden House

Cost: TBD


'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

When: 6:00pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Garden House

Cost: TBD

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