The Ridgefield Historical Society is headquartered in the Scott House, dismantled in 1999 and reconstructed in 2002 on the corner of Sunset Lane and Grove Street. It stood first on Main Street, then on Catoonah Street. The society encourages historic preservation, collects and catalogs materials, sponsors publications and exhibits, and offers workshops and assistance to those interested in local history. Members can also assist people in genealogical searches. At the Scott House, people may access a database of Ridgefield history materials. The society’s website makes available online its research library of photos, archives, and objects databases on Ridgefield’s past.

The society welcomes donations of historical interest, particularly old photos, postcards, diaries, letters, publications, maps, books, or any other documents related to Ridgefield. For more information, call the society at 203-438-5821 or visit its website at

Kay Ables is the town historian.

For more information on Ridgefield history, maps, and pictures, visit online at