Keeler Tavern president will speak at Wilton Kiwanis' April 16 luncheon

Joel Third, president of the Keeler Tavern Museum and Garden House Preservation Society, will be the speaker for Wilton Kiwanis’ luncheon meeting  Wednesday, April 16, noon.

Keeler Tavern in Ridgefield has played a role in local history since the time of the American Revolution. A British cannon ball fired at the Battle of Ridgefield still remains lodged in a corner post of the house. The original inn once hung a sign depicting King George III.

Mr. Third will recount the story of Keeler Tavern and explain the resources it provides for understanding the history of this area. Keeler Tavern is on the National Register of Historical Places. Visitors to the site may also enjoy a historical “Charleston Garden,” established by noted architect Cass Gilbert in 1910.

Wilton’s oldest service club, Kiwanis meets weekly for lunch at the Episcopal Presbyterian Complex on New Canaan Road. Meetings every Wednesday feature a social hour, catered lunch, and then a speaker of local interest.

Information: 203-762-9951.