The Ripon Historical Society was founded in 1899 for "the discovery, creation, preservation and publication of historical records and data of and relating to the city of Ripon." It is the oldest existing local historical society in Wisconsin.
The Society maintains archives, a library, and a museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Ripon area. Our emphasis is primarily educational--to encourage understanding of the past as it related to present and future generations. Although the photographs and postcards in this collection cover a wide range of places, people, and times, they all help to illustrate the history of the Ripon area.
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