Celebrate Main Street: Ridgefield

05/02/2019 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Liberty Theater
Address: 115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

As part of Historic Preservation Month, Clark County Historical Museum is taking its First Thursday Speaker Series to Ridgefield’s Old Liberty Theater on Thursday, May 2, for “Celebrate Main Street: Ridgefield.” This free event is part of the museum’s new initiative to celebrate the local businesses, architecture, and history along Clark County’s Main Streets. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Originally called Union Ridge due to the large number of Union soldiers who settled in the area after the Civil War, the town formally came into being at a special election held in 1909.

In that same year, the established businesses, as advertised in the “Ridgefield Reflector,” were two general merchandise stores, a department store, two lumber mills, a water well contractor and driller, two contractors and builders, a boat builder, meat market, hotel, livery and draying, boot and shoemaker, creamery, barber shop, blacksmith, realtor, and a weaver.

Today, the businesses in historic Downtown Ridgefield serve the community in a different way, but retain the spirit of these early days in 1909.

Through the support of the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission, the CCHM is providing this talk at no charge to the public. This presentation is possible through partnerships with North Clark Historical Museum, La Center Historical Museum, the Ridgefield Main Street Program, and the Clark County Historical Museum.

For more information, please contact the CCHM at 360-993-5679 or by email at events@cchmuseum.org.