Ridge House Museum now open by appointment

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After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Ridge House Museum is now open for the season.

The historical museum opened for the season on June 1.

According to Assistant Museum Curator Mindy Bowls, the most significant change is visitors must now make appointments.

The museum will be available by appointment only from Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration must be made 24 hours in advance and can include up to ten people per group.

“A lot of people in Ridgetown are used to dropping by and visiting. We love that, but we’re asking people to make an appointment so we can be there when they want us to be there,” she said.

Bowls added that setting an appointment helps the museum ensure the staff is there and also allows the museum to be more pandemic friendly.

“We wanted to make sure our interactive areas were sanitizable. Not everything we had before was,” she said. “Our visits are by appointment, so the groups people come in make them feel safe.

She said it is the perfect family outing to explore the Ridge House Museum with a guided tour to take in what life was like in 1875, enjoy the hands-on interactive spaces, the Discovery Den, make crafts, play games, or design on the magnet wall or light table.

“There is something for everyone at the Ridge House Museum,” said Bowls.

Ridge House is located at 53 Erie Street South in Ridgetown. Admission is by donation.

Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News

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