The Museum Advisory Committee, representing a range of geographic, cultural, and demographic groups within the community, has a primary role to advise the museum staff on research and exhibit themes, activities, and collecting priorities that will reflect community interests.

Committee Members

These members of our community are dedicated to preserving the history of Ridgetown:

  • Councillor John Wright, council representative
  • Mindy Bowls
  • Sara Mervin
  • Edythe Marlatt
  • Francis Vink
  • Bob Wilson

The Ridge House Museum Advisory Committee meets a minimum of four times per year. Click here for the meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes.

Are you interested in contributing to your community by becoming a member of the Ridge House Museum Advisory Committee? Interested individuals are encouraged to review the Terms of Reference outlined in the Ridge House Museum Governance Policy and complete an Application Form located on the right of the screen. Completed applications can be submitted:

  • at any Municipal Centre or Information Desk to the attention of the Municipal Clerk;
  • by mail to the Municipal Clerk, 315 King St. W, P.O. Box 640, Chatham ON, N7M 5K8;
  • by email

Museum Policies

The Ridge House Museum Advisory Committee is also responsible for the formulation and frequent review of written policy statements that govern the operation and define the programs of the Museum. These policies will cover areas of museum operations as identified by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport and include:

  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Collections
  • Exhibition
  • Interpretation & Education
  • Research
  • Conservation
  • Physical Plant
  • Community Standard
  • Human Resources