Annual Appeal

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Your annual giving is vital, enabling us to preserve our historic campus & collections and share our powerful site-specific stories through experiences for visitors of all ages.

Your gift can help us:

  • Develop and deliver school programs that engage children in interactive experiences about the local and national histories they are studying in the classroom;
  • Provide dialogue-based, interpreter-led tours to thousands of visitors from all over the United States and the world;
  • Expand our audience reach by sharing our site content – archives, collections, and programming – via virtual programs and our website;
  • Continually research items in our collection and stories of our former site residents to develop new exhibitions, interpretations, programs, and online programs about American history;
  • Offer programs, lectures, and events that engage families in learning how major events and trends in U.S. history affected New England town life;
  • Increase equitable access to our school programs by underwriting free programming for students from priority school districts;
  • Fund a scholarship for a student who is pursuing a college or graduate degree in history, education, library science, or museum studies;
  • Support popular community events like our First Sundays, Make Music Day, July 4th Celebration, History on Tap, Ghosts of Ridgefield, Holiday Boutique in the Barn, and more;
  • Preserve and maintain five historic buildings, a stunning brick-walled garden, and almost four acres of Main Street frontage in Ridgefield’s Cultural District.

Please give today. Your support is welcome at any time and in any amount.