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The Ripley Historical Society will resume meeting after the winter break on Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 PM at the Courser Memorial School. There will be information about many of Ripley's founding families which might be helpful to anyone who is working on genealogy or family histories. The Society would like to add to the collection, so if you have any items of interest from the history of the town and it's citizens, consider sharing. In either case, contact Lois at 277-3644, Suzanne at 277-3610 or come to the meeting on Tuesday, March 20th.
The Historical Preservation Committee is busy making plans for the next exhibit in the Historical Society Museum section of the NCC. The main exhibit room will feature the Newport Fire Department. The display will include pictures, items used in the past, a fire box and much more. One wall will be dedicated to the Fire Chiefs that have served the Town of Newport.
The Committee is requesting help from area residents. Do you have a picture of a former Fire Chief or pictures of the big fire on Main Street? If you have any pictures you are willing to loan for the display or donate a copy for the collection, contact the NCC or you can drop the items off at the Newport Cultural Center on 154 Main Street during regular business hours.
Are you interested in history or learning more about Newport? If so, consider joining the Historical Preservation Committee. The committee members are all volunteers helping to preserve and share Newport’s heritage. Join one of the regular meetings on the third Saturday of the month at 10 AM at the NCC. If you have any questions or would like more information or to donate an item, contact the or Sylvia at 217-8615. The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street in Newport. The NCC number is 368-5074 will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.