Exhibit: Ann Kromer: “Seasons”

Date: Friday, September 4 - Sunday, September 13, 2015

When: Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM;
all other times by appointment

Where: Carriage Barn

Cost: Free


Reception: Friday, September 4, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Ann Kromer’s gardenscapes and landscapes have won numerous awards, and her acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings are in private collections throughout the U.S. She hopes that visitors to the show will “enjoy all the New England seasons as they tour the year through my paintings.”

A portion of the artist’s sales will go toward the restoration of the historic Carriage Barn. Limited on-site parking.

3rd Annual Scarecrow Contest in Conjunction with Fall for Ridgefield

Date: Friday, September 25, 2015 – Sunday, October 18, 2015

Where: Keeler Tavern Museum Campus

Cost: $25 for scarecrow frame


Decorate a scarecrow and enter our contest. Voting occurs on Main Street during Fall for Ridgefield Weekend and on Facebook. Scarecrow frames ($25.00) and contest instructions will be available at the Museum for purchase beginning Monday, September 21.

Lecture: Giving for the Future: Cass Gilbert's Philanthropy

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015

When: 4:00 PM

Where: Garden House (reception follows in the Carriage Barn)

Cost: Lecture only: $20.00/member; $25.00/general admission ($15.00 for students); lecture and reception: $35.00/member; $50.00/general admission

Dr. Barbara S. Christen, an expert on Cass Gilbert, will lecture on Cass Gilbert’s architectural and philanthropic achievements, with a wine reception to follow (additional fee).  Reception attendees will enjoy informal time with Dr. Christen as well as an exclusive, first look at the Carol Highsmith photography show (see below).

This program is partially funded by CT Humanities. Other sponsors of the program include the firm of Sean O’Kane AIA Architect, P.C., the Museum’s consulting architect; Woolworth Tours, a group that offers tours of the eponymous building; Helen Post Curry, one of the Gilberts’ great-grandchildren; The Ridgefield Press; HamletHub; Brooks & Falotico Associates, Inc., Fairfield County Bank Corporations and Rizzuto’s Catering & Events.

Click here to register online.

Exhibit: Through an Artist’s Lens: Cass Gilbert's Architecture

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, 2015

When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Carriage Barn

Cost: Free

Carol M. Highsmith, who was born in North Carolina and raised in Minnesota, has been called “America’s Photographer.”  The Carol M. Highsmith Collection at the Library of Congress is featured in the top six collections out of 15 million images in the Library’s Prints & Photographs archive. Highsmith has begun a multi-year project that involves photographing 21st-century America for the Library of Congress, picking up where Lange left off during the WPA project of the 1930s. As part of this effort, she has photographed many notable Cass Gilbert buildings, including what is now Keeler Tavern Museum; a selection of these photographs will be on view in this exhibition.

The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Frame Shop of Ridgefield and Carol M. Highsmith for their support for this program.

Jack Sanders: Hidden History of Ridgefield, Connecticut

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

When: 4:00 PM

Where: Garden House

Cost: Free

Jack Sanders, author and long-time editor of The Ridgefield Press, will discuss his research and the stories he uncovered for his newest book, Hidden History of Ridgefield, Connecticut, published in August 2015.

Barn Tag Sale

Date: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 23 – 25, 2015

When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Carriage Barn

Cost: Free

Proceeds of this sale of used household goods, furniture, and decorative items help to fund the Museum’s ongoing improvements to the Cass Gilbert Carriage Barn.

Cannonball Gala to Benefit KTM’s Education Initiative

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015

When: 7:00 PM

Where: Salem Golf Club, 18 Bloomer Road, North Salem, NY

Cost: $150.00 / person

Join us for cocktails, dinner, and dancing, with silent and live auctions to benefit the Museum’s Education Initiative. We will  toast our honoree, Joan Payden, CEO of Payden & Rygel, one of the largest privately owned investment advisors with $95 billion in assets under management. Ms. Payden’s generosity is well known to area cultural organizations and includes having made possible the Museum’s expanded offerings for school children in 2015. Sponsorships for this event are sought; please contact the Museum to learn more about sponsorship levels and privileges.


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