Back Porch Concert: Todd Chase & Friends


Live Music This Wednesday (June 21)

It’s our first Back Porch at the Bart outdoor concert of the summer. Join Todd Chase and friends as they perform the Songs of Summer, all songs with “summer” in the title, from recording artists as varied as Sinatra and Bananarama, Seals & Crofts and Sly & the Family Stone, and yes, Mungo Jerry! Bring a lawn chair.

Richfield Historical Society
Bartholomew House Back Yard
6901 Lyndale Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423

The music starts at 7PM. The concert is free, but Todd—and the Richfield Historical Society—always appreciate donations / tips.

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Our summer newsletter is available now. It includes information about upcoming events and some interesting moments in Richfield History.

Up Next

The Katy Vernon Trio will be playing in our back yard in July. She “takes the stage” on Wednesday, July 19th at 7PM. More later….

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Now Creating Military Collection

“Richfield Historical Society Military collection”

The Society has started a collection of current and past Richfield military members. This is meant to honor all members who have served, or are serving our country. The information we gather will be put in binders and available as a part of our files. With the remembrance of the Civil War, this is a great time for this project to begin.

We are requesting the following information. If you would like to share anything more you are free to do so:
Name, Military Affiliation, Rank, POW, MIA, Years of Service, Military Awards, and a photo of the person in their uniform

Send to, Ruthann Clay, RHS, 6901 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield MN 55423
Or fill out this online form, Military Collections Form

We have gotten a good response from the VFW, Legion and other veterans already!

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Annual Meeting, March 25

The annual meeting of Richfield Historical Society took place on March 25. We gathered our members for dinner, conversation, learning, and business at 6:00PM on Saturday, March 25 at Gramercy Park Cooperative. During the meeting we elected our board* and heard John Bjostad tell us about new discoveries related to the historic Bartholomew House.

We were glad to see you there!

*Richfield Historical Society Board
Continuing their terms:
–Laura Briggs
–Ariel Keeton
–David Larson
–John Lindley
–John Bjostad
–David Butler
–David Melcher
–John Wickett
Newly elected:
–Hae Kyung
–Patty Huss

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Historical Society Updates Its Mission

In its meeting on February 20, 2017 the Richfield Historical Society updated its mission and vision statements. These two declarations will guide the society’s efforts in the upcoming years.

Mission Statement

The Richfield Historical Society’s mission is: to acquire, document and preserve the unique story of Richfield, Minnesota. In addition, our mission is to inspire a sense of place and history through the details of our past.


Vision Statement 2017

Our Vision for the Society is to:

  • Continuously collect the stories of Richfield residents, business and events as our present will someday be our history.
  • To make our archives and collections fully available to the public and fellow museums.
  • To develop programs that will educate and enrich children and adults alike. These programs will encompass historical events and people that have been important in the life of the people of Richfield and the State of Minnesota.
  • To provide our visitors information on current businesses, hotels and restaurants in hopes that they will have a positive experience in Richfield, Minnesota.
  • To create a volunteer program to provide opportunities for the community to help in the preservation of our shared history.
  • To create a financial plan to sustain the operation of the History Center and Bartholomew House
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