Ridgely Historical Society
Ridgely’s first Historical Society was formed by Janice White in November of 2005. In March of 2006, the Ridgely Historical Society became a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society and adapted the following mission statement:
“In order to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history of Ridgely and Caroline County, the Ridgely Chapter collects, preserves and makes available to the public, historical records and artifacts of local interest. The Chapter encourages historical inquiry, historical preservation and supports scholarly research, believing that an understanding of the past will illuminate the present and procide vision for the future”.
ACTIVE MEMBERS INCLUDE:
Rodney Dobson – Secretary
Betty Jean Mumford
Gayle Scherer – Vice President
Cathy Schwab – President
Jerry Sutton – Treasurer
Janice White – Retired President
Anyone interested in joining the Ridgely Historical Society should write to: PO Box 155, Ridgely, MD 21660 .
Ole’ Time Ridgely Days 2013
Ole Time Ridgely Day 2009
Ridgely History Books on Sale at Town Office
Take a walk through Ridgely’s past with Andrew (Tommy) Rampmeyer’s collection of Ridgely History.
(Available at the Ridgely Town Hall for $10.00)
The Ridgely Historical Society is looking for a donantion of an antique wooden, glass front cabinet (preferrably with a lock) to display their donated items at the Ridgely Town Hall. Please contact Cathy Schwab 410-634-9235 to contribute or for more information.
The Ridgely Historical Society meets the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Ridgely Town Office. The public is welcome to attend all meetings.
Come Show and Tell, donate or tell us something that is part of Ridgely’s history.
Historic Society: (bottom L-R): Rodney Dobson, Cathy Schwab, Nancy Gearhart, Rick Schwab, Elsie Ebling, Janice White (President), Jerry Sutton.
Not pictured: Linda Moore, Dale & Betty Jean Mumford.
The Ridgely Historical Society became a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society in March 2006. It was formed by Janice White in November 2005. There was no other Historical Society in Ridgely before that. The Ridgely Historical Society is a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society
These are also the founding members who helped in the organization of this society. Other members are: Linda Moore, Dale & Betty Jean Mumford, Cathy & Rick Schwab, and Joe Mangini.
The Ridgely Historical Society is selling engraved bricks to become part of the living history of Ridgely. The bricks will be used as pavers in the park by the Train Station. The bricks are $20 each.
There is also a 4″x8″ designer brick available (your choice of art) for $60 each.
A 8″x8″ brick is also available (suggested for businesses) for $150.
If you would like to purchase a brick, you can stop by the town office and pick up an application.