Perry Family Reunion Tour - September 2015

Interpretive Center


MISSION


To collect, preserve and display artifacts, records and information from documented and oral history resources for the purpose of educating our visitors about the people and events of The Ridge from pre-historic times to the mid 1900s.


VISION


To be a "front porch" of the community, welcoming our neighbors and visitors for tours, events and activities; to serve as a field office for staff, students, scholars and others involved in historical and genealogical research and archaeological field work.


BACKGROUND


The Ridge Interpretive Center grand opening was held in May, 2012.  The Center is an 800 square foot facility that houses a permanent interpretive exhibit of local history and temporary exhibits.  Our outdoor deck space allows for accommodation of large groups, weather permitting.


A feature of the Interpretive Center is the floor mural in the main exhibit area that was conceptualized and painted by noted artist Dr. Ronald S. McDowell (Note: this is a link to a YouTube video. The video identifies the location as Sand Creek but it is actually Warrior Stand). Dr. McDowell's colorful interpretation of the sights one might have witnessed along the Federal Road during the pioneer era is a delight to the imagination. 


OPERATIONS


We lease and operate the Center with donations made by supporters.   Operating hours for first quarter 2017:


Saturday, February 25 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - CANCELLED

Saturday, March 25 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Times listed are Central Time Zone)


Questions? Please call 770-843-1913 or email Shari Williams, Executive Director, at contact@digtheridge.com


 PHOTOS FROM TOP:


  • Front view of Interpretive Center
  • Our wrap around covered deck
  • Inside the Center - permanent exhibit of local history
  • Inside the Center - permanent exhibit called "It's a Matter of Time"
  • Inside the Center - Reynolds-Perry Exhibit of Federal Road & Early Settler Artifacts
  • Inside the Center - Clarence Ballou Collection of Early Warrior Stand Settler Portraits