Construction could begin as soon as this fall for the National Republican History Museum.

   Curious Riponites, however, won’t need to wait nearly that long to learn more about the long-awaited project.

   An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 123 Watson St. (former Suds on the Square site).

  “We want to have an open house where I have a short presentation to interested parties,” said Dan Zimmerman, spokesperson for the museum project. “Anyone who wants to come in and hear what we are doing, I would present the various projects to them and then they could ask questions.”

   The program will update interested individuals on progress made toward construction. It is not intended to be a fund-raiser.

   “This is geared toward the city of Ripon ... giving them an update on the status of the project,” Zimmerman said.

   Food and drinks will be provided by Knuth Brewery.

Read the full story, including details about how soon construction could begin, in the March 2. 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.