Historical Museum Commission
Clarence Smit Museum
430 W. Main Street

Purpose

The purpose of the Historical Museum Commission is to plan such action as may be necessary to organize, manage, direct and supervise any facilities and programs for or in connection with the Ripon Historical Museum.

 

 

 

 



Museums

These museums are maintained by docents selected by the Historical Museum Commission, and headed up by Commissioner John Mangelos.

Clarence Smit Museum

In July 2011, the Clarence Smit Museum was moved from Stouffer Park to the new location in the old Library building at 430 W. Main Street. Open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Clarence Smit was the City Administrator from 1972 to 1988. He was a charter member of the Ripon Historical Society, and his work enabled the construction of the first museum building. The museum was completed after his death, and it was named in honor of his memory.

 

Veteran's Memorial Museum
Veterans' Museum

Mr. Mangelos also led the way for the old city hall, located at 311 First Street, to be saved from destruction, and refurbished for the Veteran's Memorial Museum and Memorial Wall. This project was built by volunteers with donations from the community, local businesses, and developers.

 

 

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Commissioners

Gary Medeiros

John Mangelos

Don Schaapman
Jeffrey Kincaid

Connie Jorgensen

Margaret McCoy, Alternate


Meeting Time and Date

Commission meetings are open to the public.

Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Time: 7:30 pm.
Location:
Clarence Smit Historical Museum
430 W. Main Street

 

Name a Street

If you would like to recommend an historic name to be used as a street name in a new development, just complete the Street Name Nomination Form and mail it to the:

Historical Museum Commission
P.O. Box 667
Ripon, CA 95366

 

Application

Members of the Historical Museum Commission must live within the Ripon Unified School District.

 

To apply for a seat on any commission, print the commission application , complete both pages, and mail it to:

City Clerk's Office
City of Ripon
259 N. Wilma Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366