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Take A Cannonball Tour At Keeler Tavern, Aldrich Museum In Ridgefield

Catherine Prescott took a look at the local cannonballs.
Catherine Prescott took a look at the local cannonballs. Photo Credit: contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Of the two cannonballs currently on Main Street, one was fired in earnest, in 1777, and another was fired recently, in the name of art. Locals are encouraged to take a gander at both, and share the experience.

The "real" cannonball is at Keeler Tavern Museum, and it was fired into the tavern during 1777's Battle of Ridgefield. You can see it on the outside of the Keeler Tavern Museum today.

The museum is open for guided tours Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4 p.m, and visitors can hear about the battle.

The second was fired into a section of the Aldrich Museum's gallery wall in 2016, as part of Peter Liversidge project "Proposals." You can view this cannonball in the South Gallery, from Wednesday to Monday.

For more information on the two cannonballs, visit keelertavernmuseum.org and aldrichart.org.

If you do stop by and snap a selfie -- like Catherine Prescott, above -- post it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #TheRealCannonball and #ArtMeetsHistory.

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