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Captain Joseph Ridgway

Captain Joseph Ridgway was born December 1840. He was the middle child and only son of Benjamin Earl Ridgway and Margaret Fenimore Ridgway. Brother of Mary Ridgway Grundy and maternal uncle of Joseph Ridgway Grundy (namesake) and Margaret Ridgway Grundy. Raised as a Quaker, he felt it was his duty to serve his country. His Read more

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Museum Bedwarmer

A bed warmer was found in the Grundy Museum attic, under a floorboard in December 2019.  It consists of two parts, a metal pan with a hinged lid and a wooden handle. The lid is pierced and has a decorative etching. Unfortunately, the decoration has worn down with use and age . A bed warmer was a household accessory that Read more