Fairfield Museum is a place where local history is celebrated, so it was appropriate that the Roger Ludlowe High School Class of 1975 held its 40th reunion event there Saturday night.

Among the nearly 500 graduates in the Class of ’75, about 130 classmates and a handful of teachers attended the event, eager to see familiar faces, catch up on news and reminisce.

Ludlowe High School was initially housed in the Unquowa Road building now known as Tomlinson Middle School. “In the early 1960s, RLHS took over what was Mill Plain Elementary School, which is now Fairfield Ludlowe High School (farther north on Unquowa Road). And the site where Roger Ludlowe Middle School is now located is where our playing field was,” explained alumnus Kevin Fox, a reunion emcee along with Anthony Cuozzo.

Fox and Cuozzo were also members of the committee that planned and coordinated the reunion. Other members included: Bev Reidy, Kevin Fox, Linda L. Lowry, Kathy Blackall, Pam DeRose Howard, Dolores Boudreau-Abbott, Julie Paxton Seeber, Susan Barkinsky Griffin, Anthony Cuozzo, Lisa Tabor Fleisher and Seth Meyer.

The class had reunited only twice before — at the seven-year mark at Westport’s Inn at Longshore, and on the 20th at Fairfield University.

The 40th reunion offered much for alumni to share. Highlights included yearbooks and memorabilia on display; a slideshow of photos; copies of The Fox, the school newspaper; copies of the commencement program, and a letter from then-Headmaster Roger L. Warner outlining the dress code and other guidelines for the 1971-72 school year.

On a somber note, a display was set up in memory of classmates who have died in the intervening four decades.

The reunion actually encompassed three days, with some 40 classmates meeting at Southport’s Horseshoe Café the previous night, and a brunch on Sunday at Fairfield’s Circle Diner.

Bev Reidy was glad to see her “favorite teacher ever,” Dick Gribko, who taught American history for 39 years at RLHS. “Every year, he took his class to Gettysburg, Pa., for two nights,” she recalled.

Gribko’s fellow teachers were also happy to see each other and former students.

“This is wonderful fun … with a lot of good memories,” said Richard Dufour, English teacher. Teacher Peter Meyer said he still finds it surprising that he has former students who are now 58 years old. More surprising to teacher Arnie Hetzer was that he and his fellow instructors — all in their late-70s — were still alive.

Call this reunion one for the history books.