Visiting Hours: Opening May 2023

305 Blackburn Street

Ripon, WI 54971

Rent Venue

Hold your next event here!

Rent Venue

While not quite the same as the meeting in March of 1854, the Little White Schoolhouse is a great venue for meetings and events. Pictured is the schoolhouse all ready for the local Chamber Business Connection.

Rental Costs:

$100 for full day usage (8 hours) $50 for half day usage (4 hours) Special Rates are available for nonprofit and civic organizations.

**If you plan on serving alcohol during your event please notify the Chamber of Commerce. Other licenses and insurances may be needed.

Availability of Venue:

Monday – Sunday November through April – Available all day Saturday & Sunday in May, September and October – Available after 4 p.m. Monday – Sunday in June, July August – Available after 4 p.m.

Rent the Schoolhouse

$100 for full day usage (8 hours) $50 for half day usage (4 hours)

The Little White Schoolhouse, also known as the republican schoolhouse, is known as the place where the Republican Party was born.

Hold your next event at the Little White Schoolhouse!

The Little White Schoolhouse, a National Historic Landmark built in 1850, is the Birthplace of the Republican Party and also a great venue for your next meeting or event.

Make your meeting or event a bit more historic by holding it at the same location of the historic meeting that took place on March 20, 1854.

The museum contains artifacts that relate the story of that meeting, and others that tell about the founding of Ripon and what school-life was like for children in the 1850’s.

The Schoolhouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, also represents the deep-seated commitment settlers in this area had to education.

Contact us today to rent the schoolhouse and make your event a bit more historical!

Rental Agreement

Please fill out and email rental agreement (click here) or mail to: Birthplace of the Republican Party • P.O. Box 305 • Ripon, Wisconsin 54971

Virtual Tour of the LWSH Rental Space