What's Happening in Pound Ridge?
We're passionate about Pound Ridge history and strive to recreate meaningful slices of our own history every year. Here are some of our present and past endeavors.
Our Upcoming Exhibition on April 29, 2018
Imagine visiting your grandparents and you discover the staircase to the attic. You open the door and there are so many things, wonderful things that must be family treasures. You're ever so curious. Who did these things belong to, and what's their story? That's what our 50 Objects - 50 Stories exhibition is all about; an eclectic look at pound Ridge - somewhat scholarly, somewhat whimsical, somewhat serious, always historical.
Designed to appeal to both adults and children, this lighthearted display will be open at the Museum from April 29, 2018 through 2019. What's more, each of the 50 objects will have its story told in a handsome bool that will accompany the exhibition. And the book will sell for only $10, so we expect many people to want one.
Banner above: Fred B. Scofield, famous Pound Ridge basket maker
The exhibit highlighted Hiram Halle’s pivotal role in the development of Pound Ridge and its historical hamlet. Various aspects of Halle’s life were covered, including his many and notable accomplishments as an American businessman, humanitarian, inventor, philanthropist and arts collector.
2016 was the Pound Ridge Garden Club’s 75th anniversary. The exhibit that year honored their work and contribution to the Pound Ridge community from the time of their inception in 1941 when they joined the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. and held their first show, “Victory Garden Harvest”, to the annual shows thereafter, as well as their civic projects.
The Pound Ridge Historical Society opened Modern in Pound Ridge: 20th Century Architecture + Lifestyle on April 23, 2017. This was a real departure for the Society as the show featured the town's first comprehensive survey of Modern and Contemporary architecture as a part of our town's history that had been largely neglected.