At the History Center, you can tour the Bartholomew House, see exhibits, attend events, or research in our reading room. Groups are welcomed to visit by calling 612-798-6140 or emailing at for reservations.

Richfield Historical Society
6901 Lyndale Avenue S.
Richfield, MN 55423

Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 – 4 pm
FREE admission.

Upcoming Programs at the History Center: To make it easier to find out what’s happening we will put our upcoming activities here, upfront – check back often!!

September 19, 2020 – Constitution Day Event: Join us on September 19, starting at 1 pm for an outdoors, socially distanced program and Q & A on the law and Constitution. The program will include a presentation on the Constitution, Discussion about the role of judges in “Maintaining the Constitution as a Living Document”, and an opportunity to ask questions you might have.

October: Since we are still not sure of what we will be able to do given the current health situation much of this will be tentative. Watch Facebook for updates and cancellations. For all events, cancellation may be on short notice as we will be collaborating with Public Safety in the best interest of the safety of all.

October 3: Annual Meeting: 3pm to 5pm. This will be held outside in the History Center Parking Lot under a tent covering. If the weather is inclement on the 3rd, the alternate date will be October 10, same time. This will be meeting only. If you wish, you can bring your own meal. Ballot for election or re-election of members will be done at this time. If the weather is uncooperative on the 10th we will announce via Facebook what options we will pursue. There will be a demonstration of 19th century open fire cooking and music provided by a woodworker who makes his own instruments.

October 6: The National Night Out, known as Richfield Night to Unite 2020, Has been cancelled for 2020. We hope to be a site for a community gathering in 2021.

October 24: Adult Educational Halloween Activity at The Bartholomew House. This event will be socially distanced, with audience seated outside the house. This will be a Donation event. In case of inclement weather or issues dealing with COVID, we will take this onto Facebook Live.

October 31: Pending review of safety considerations closer to the date, The Richfield Historical Society may attempt to have Trick and Treats for the kids. If we do this a stand will be set up outside and children will be able to show off their costumes and get candy. Candy will be distributed through a “no contact” method. We are planning a photo location at which families will be able to take pictures. Again, this will be socially distanced and outside.

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Your memberships and donations help to continue the mission of the Historical Society. We are able to preserve Richfield History, answer your questions, and share the past with future generations.

Your memberships and donations also allow us to go into schools to help teach about the rich history of the area and community. Your memberships and donations will allow us to develop new exhibits, displays, programs and events. Your memberships and donations will allow us to share the history of Richfield in new and different ways that will allow more people to be involved.

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