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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Ripon's Lockwood Studio Photography including Frank (F.J.) Haynes' World Renowned Work

Ripon's Lockwood Studio Photography including Frank (F.J.) Haynes' World Renowned Work

Oct 20, 7:00pm

508 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1521, United States Map

Dr. Charles Doherty, art historian and guest lecturer who has spoken in 60 countries for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and the American Museum of Natural History, will share the story of Ripon's Creative Lockwood Studio of Photography including Frank Jay (F.J.) Haynes (1853-1921) who apprenticed under the Lockwood's. Haynes left Ripon in 1876 and remodeled a rail car into his photo studio to visually document Native American Tribes and landscapes, and became a noted early photographer of Yellowstone National Park. This event is open to the public at no charge and is individuals, couples, family and kid-friendly. A question and answer session will follow this brilliant program presentation.... See MoreSee Less

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Rippin' Good Cookies History

Rippin' Good Cookies History

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

Ripon Historical Society508 Watson StRipon, WI54971 Map

Lee Prellwitz and Joel Schultz reminisce about Rippin Good Cookies Product Innovation and Distribution! See artifacts from the cookie factory, nostalgic photos, and hear stories about this well-loved cookie business. This event is free to the public, family, and kid-friendly.

37 interested  ·  3 going