The History Project worked closely with RISA and the Ryderwood Women's Club to place Pioneer Hall, Community Hall and the Library buildings on the Cowlitz Co. Register of Historic Places.
“A Visit with Vernetta” (Smith) was held in Ryderwood’s historic Community Church August of 2015. Son Orin Smith was born in Pioneer Hall. The Chehalis Public Library is named for her.
The Village in the Woods
In conjunction with the Cowlitz Co. Historical Museum, the Project hosted a screening of the 1926 silent movie about Long-Bell on 1-21-2016. The event was “standing room only” in Ryderwood’s large Community Hall Auditorium.
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The May 2018 Heritage Association of the Lower Columbia quarterly meeting was held in Ryderwood. The meeting was in Community Hall and the Cafe staff served a nice lunch.
303 Morse St.; P. O. Box 114
Ryderwood, WA 98581
Ryderwood History Project
303 Morse St.; P. O. Box 114; Ryderwood, WA 98581
Ryderwood History Club