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Tell Me a Story

A whimsical and scholarly look at Pound Ridge history––through 2019




Sunday, April 29, is the launch of Tell Me a Story, a brand-new exhibition at the Pound Ridge Museum that promises a whimsical and scholarly look at  Pound Ridge history.

Long before 20th-century Mad Men made it a mecca for Modernist architects, pre-historic mastodon elephants roamed the Ridge leaving teeth here and there for us to chew over. And the “pounds” kept deer and livestock safe for the Native American settlers, soon after.

Ever notice the white finger-pointing road signs? Tallmadge, Kinnicutt, and Major Lockwood are named after great American war heroes who lived here, while Fancher and Scofield were named for the hardy 18th-century farmers who worked the land. Rest assured, it wasn’t all work. When one of their secret barn speakeasies burned down, townsfolk said it was because of “red hot goings-on.” How did “One-arm Slauson” lose it?  Who was “Blind Charlie?” How did Hiram Halle save hundreds of lives in World War II? Drop into the museum to find out more.

The fun starts on Opening Day at 1:30 pm at Conant Hall where Blind Charlie’s is throwing a free ice cream social. Head next door to the museum from 2-4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, throughout the year.

The exhibit runs through 2019.

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