Keeler Kids Summer Programs

Date: Session I : Monday - Friday, July 14 - 18, 2014
Session II: Monday - Friday, July 21-25, 2014

When: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Campus

Cost: $250.00 / child; discounts for siblings & members



Come and join us for a fun and educational summer experience! Each session is a week-long local history program that offers boys and  girls a unique chance to explore life in historic Ridgefield through a variety of engaging, age-appropriate activities, including crafts, games, songs, stories, and foods from centuries past. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to step back into history and discover first-hand what life was like in historic Ridgefield as exemplified by the people who lived at Keeler Tavern Museum.

Space is limited, so sign up online today!
Keeler Kids In The News

Session I: Colonial Ridgefield: Jul. 14-18 (children entering grades 1-3)
Session II: Gilded Age Ridgefield, Jul. 21-25 (children entering grades 4-6)


Antiques & Treasures Sale

Date: Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10

When: Friday, August 8th - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, August 9th - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, August 10th - 12:00noon - 5:00pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Campus

Cost: Free - Early Buying hours available on Friday, August 8th from 8:00am - 9:00am at a cost of $10.00


This event, a fundraiser for the Museum, will showcase a wide variety of period furnishings, oriental rugs, mirrors, art work, glass, china, silver, vintage jewelry, collectible books, and linens, as well as a collection of antique dolls, metal soldiers and military war memorabilia. After viewing the treasures indoors, visitors can stroll through our beautiful gardens to select furniture for the patio or terrace. Then, they may continue on to the large tents and Carriage Barn to view reasonably priced furniture suitable for a first home, apartment, or dorm.

Donations and consignments will be accepted by appointment only between July 29 - August 4. Acceptable items include furniture, oriental rugs, lamps, china, glass, silver, art work, mirrors, and historic memorabilia, such as maps. All items must be in good condition. Sorry, but we will not accept sofa beds, used clothing, appliances, exercise equipment, or current books.

For inquiries about consignment appointments and/or donations (tax letters given), please call Margo McEachern at 203/431-3094.


Documentary: One Woman—One Vote

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

When: 7:00pm

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House

Cost: TBD


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


Distinguished Lecturer Series: Author Dr. Carol R. Berkin Speaks about American and European Celebrity Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

Date: Sunday, September 28, 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.




Silhouettes by Deborah O'Connor

Date: October Date To Be Announced

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.


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