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Preserving the History of Western Wisconsin through Education and Land Conservation

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The Ridge History Park is dedicated to the preservation of one of Wisconsin's rural, agriculturally rich landmarks.  Using historic structures, artifacts and archives, the Park celebrates the history of indigenous people who cared for the land and immigrant settlers who established farms, building a new generation of land conservation advocates.


Our park offers a variety of experiences for all ages.  New interactive programming and events are in the process of being developed, including K-12 student field trips, dry camping on the site, hiking trails with educational signage, and more.  Our facilities are open for affordable event rentals for weddings, anniversaries, family reunions or organizational board or staff retreats.

Get Involved

New opportunities are coming to The Ridge History Park!  As a community resource, the park is at a pivotal juncture.  Join us as we create a vision for the future by participating in community feedback sessions.  Volunteer for spring planting.  Help us deepen our understanding of the history of the ridge with research and family stories.  We need YOU!


The Ridge History Park is open to the public and programming is FREE thanks to generous donations from community partners LIKE YOU!  Join us in creating engaging educational programming, and preserving a tranquil space for families to gather and experience the beauty of Western Wisconsin's bluffs and valleys.  We are counting on YOU!

Latest Project

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a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.

The Ridge History Park Board of Directors and long-time friends held the first in a series of charrettes on March 7, 2023, with the intent of re-envisioning the Park's mission and purpose.  The results will be shared in an upcoming public charrette to be scheduled in late spring-early summer.  Stay tuned.  Your participation in this process will help bring new ideas, make the Park come alive with dynamic programs and ensure its sustainability for future generations.

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