Members of the Riverbank Historical Society are preparing for the quarterly Memories Day event set for this Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
The featured speaker will be Scott McRitchie, according to society president Kristin Platts.
“McRitchie is the founder and long-time president of the Friends of Jacob Myers Park group here in Riverbank,” she said, “and we’re hoping to get an update on the 20-year efforts to modernize, expand and improve the park’s facilities.”
She noted that McRitchie and the organization have helped with many projects over the years, including expansion, upgrading and construction of facilities at the site.
Jacob Myers Park is part of the city park system immediately across the First Street bridge from Riverbank, but is actually in San Joaquin County, alongside the Stanislaus River.
The 2 p.m. Memories Day presentation Friday will be preceded by a general membership meeting at 1 p.m., also at the Museum.
The facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1996, originally built as a Carnegie Library with funds donated by the steel magnate matched by local funds. It was given to the city after the county built a new local branch library building in the 1970s, further down Santa Fe Street. It has been operated by the Historical Society as a museum ever since.
Volunteers from the society act as docents and keep the museum open from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Thursdays, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.