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San Joaquin County History Facilities

Clarence Smit Museum

430 W Main St, Ripon, CA 95366

Wed and Sat 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

(209) 985-3186


The museum is maintained by docents selected by the Ripon Historical Museum Commission.

Clarence Smit was Ripon’s city administrator from 1972 to 1988. He was a charter member of the Ripon Historical Society, and his work enabled the construction of the first museum building. The museum was completed after his death, and it was named in honor of his memory.

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