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The Ripon Historical Society & Museum is getting ready for a move
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The Ripon Historical Society & Museum is getting ready for a move

RIPON - The Ripon Historical Society & Museum is getting ready to move to a new site at 430 West Main Street. The building is getting a new energy efficient ceiling with high efficient lighting. The heating and air is also getting an upgrade to make it efficient and cost effective.

The building is a most appropriate spot for the Historical Society and Museum when one looks at its history. The building was originally built to be the Ripon Memorial Library. In 1938, a committee of Ripon citizens was organized to raise funds for a new library in Ripon. This effort got a real boost when it was announced in 1939 that the Swedish Mission Church (today know as Heartland Community Church) would donate the lot for the new library. It was an arduous task raising the money for the new building.

After nine years of effort with a war and other concerns the Ripon Lions Club revived the interest. On August 9, 1947, groundbreaking ceremonies were held with the support of the Ripon Library Committee, Ripon Sportsman Club, Ripon Fire Department, Ripon Improvement Club, American Legion post #190 and Lions Club. The Lions Library Financing Committee, made up of Hans Madsen, Sidney Reynolds and Ed Grunsky, provided the leadership to raise the additional $5,000 needed to complete
the construction of the library.

The Historical Society meets on the 3rd Monday of each month. Anyone wishing to be help at the Museum can contact John Mangelos 209-599-4324.

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