The Ripley Museum was the 1976 Bicentennial Project for the Village of Ripley. The home was donated by Jane Dyruff and Miriam Zachman in memory of their mother Eliese Bambach Stivers, noted local historian. Since that time the museum has acquired many fine pieces, a civil war collection and many local historic artifacts.
Historic Clothing Collection
Victorian Man’s Bedroom
Military Heritage Exhibit – 2022 Ohio Rural Heritage Festival
Families of local veterans brought hundreds of historic items for the exhibit.
Commander Eddie Brierly (Simon Kenton VFW Post Commander) and Marion Sidwell (American Legion Post Commander) were present during the event to answer questions about their military service.
The WWII videos posted below were transferred from VHS and audio cassettes produced in 2001 by Ripley Heritage, Inc. and the Ripley Museum with funding from the Ohio Humanities Council. While efforts were made to include all veterans from the local area, some did not reply to the request for an interview. If your loved one is not listed, we regret that we were unable to record their story.
*** Please note: The audio does not start for at least 30 seconds while credits scroll up in the 2001 videos. ***