EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Our events and programs are offered at no cost, are family friendly, and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, events and programs are held at 508 Watson Street, Ripon, Wisconsin. This location is handicapped accessible with parking and elevator at the back entrance, behind the building. Programs take place on the third Thursday of most months from 7-9 PM Central Standard Time. These programs include presentations on historical topics of interest and panel discussions. Events include open houses, exhibits, tours, and workshops.

Upcoming Events

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Hillside Cemetery Walking Tour

Hillside Cemetery Walking Tour

Oct 30, 2:00pm - Oct 30, 3:00pm

Hillside Cemetery Congress Street Ripon, Wisconsin 54971 Map

Ripon College students will lead two guided tours of Hillside Cemetery, featuring information about prominent people buried there and interesting monuments. Meet at the Hillside Cemetery gate on Congress Street – tour starts at 2PM in the afternoon. No cost, individuals, family & kid-friendly.

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Hillside Cemetery Walking Tour

Hillside Cemetery Walking Tour

Oct 30, 4:00pm - Oct 30, 5:00pm

Hillside Cemetery on Congress Street in Ripon, Wisconsin

Ripon College students will lead two guided tours of Hillside Cemetery, featuring information about prominent people buried there and interesting monuments. Meet at the Hillside Cemetery gate on Congress Street – tour starts at 4PM in the afternoon. No cost, individuals, family & kid-friendly.

20 interested
Kurt Dietrich, Guest Speaker

Kurt Dietrich, Guest Speaker

Nov 18, 7:00pm - Nov 18, 9:00pm

Ripon Historical Society508 Watson StRipon, WI54971 Map

Retired Ripon College Professor of Music and Musician Kurt Dietrich will speak about his recently published book "Wisconsin Riffs: Jazz Profiles from the Heartland”, plus his upcoming biography of "The Music of Al Jarreau.” Current books will also be available for sale and autograph at the end of this presentation. This event is no cost, family & kid friendly.

1 interested  ·  1 going
History of Ripon's Hometown Broadcasting

History of Ripon's Hometown Broadcasting

Feb 17, 7:00pm - Feb 17, 9:00pm

Ripon Historical Society508 Watson StRipon, WI54971 Map

Owner Tom Boyson will share stories about the history of Ripon's Hometown Broadcasting Stations which started as a single station in 1957 and today reaches Berlin, Ripon, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Appleton, Neenah and Menasha. His presentation also touches on fun facts and local trivia. An open discussion will follow. This event is no cost, Family & Kid Friendly!

3 interested
Fraternities & Secret Societies Presentation

Fraternities & Secret Societies Presentation

Mar 17, 7:00pm - Mar 17, 9:00pm

Ripon Historical Society508 Watson StRipon, WI54971 Map

Published author and guest speaker Dan Freimark will share the history and local involvement of fraternal organizations and secret societies including the Oddfellows, Freemasons, Knights of the Pythias, and more. This event is no cost, family & kid-friendly.

5 interested
Remembering Artist Lester O. Schwartz

Remembering Artist Lester O. Schwartz

Apr 21, 7:00pm - Apr 21, 9:00pm

Ripon Historical Society508 Watson StRipon, WI54971 Map

Remembering Artist Lester O. Schwartz, whose works have been exhibited globally. A narrative about Schwartz’s life and works will be led by his daughter Tanya Schwartz and Ripon College Associate Professor of Art & Art History, Travis Nygard. Original artwork will be on display in the presentation room at this event with an open forum discussion to follow. This event is Individual, Student, Family & Kid Friendly.... See MoreSee Less

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