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.
Open House Today from 10AM-6PM at 508 Watson Street during Ripon's Dickens of a Christmas Events. From 4-6PM enjoy a complimentary beverage (on-premises only) before the Parade starts at 6:30PM! We are located just two doors beyond the Horicon Bank and Village Green. ... See MoreSee Less
Many people recall where they were during local, national, and global events or tragedies. Yesterday was the 60th Anniversary of the assassination of then-President John F. Kennedy. Here are some of Ripon's reactions, responses, and events surrounding that specific time in our history. ... See MoreSee Less
The Ripon Historical Society is thrilled to be working with three interns within the Ripon College Internship Program led by Professor Travis Nygard and Interim Historical Society Vice President, Caron Sisko. “Current Interns, Lili Alderson, Clara Carlson, and Amanda Von Ruden have been busy selecting artifacts for upcoming exhibits, creating museum labels, and writing forthcoming articles for our historical society's 'Now & Then' column in the Ripon Commonwealth Press. In addition, the interns have been photographing research materials for our online catalog and hosting special events in-person at our museum locations, explains Sisko.”
Lili Alderson is a college senior from Ripon WI, who is majoring in history and communication, with minors in museum studies and education. After college she would like to get a masters in museum studies. Lili says “I chose to intern here to get experience in the museum world at a smaller and local level before going off to a bigger city.”
Clara Carlson is a senior from Brookfield, WI. She is majoring in history and minoring in anthropology and museum studies. Eventually after college she would like to get a masters in museum studies and PHD in history. Clara said “that I wanted to do the internship because I wanted more experience in the field that I am interested in.”
Amanda Von Ruden is a junior from Dousman, WI. She is majoring in history and minoring in museum studies. After college she would like to get a masters in museum studies and eventually work in a museum. Amanda said “my goal is to learn the practical applications of running a small museum to learn how to interpret and curate artifacts in order to get a better understanding of how museums run.” ... See MoreSee Less