How Glaciers Made Minnesota
at Richfield History Society
Sunday, April 21st at 2pm
Join as at the Richfield History Center as we test a brand new program that explores the natural history of Minnesota. This family friendly and interactive presentation will explore how glaciers change the land and how the landscape around the Twin Cities was shaped by glaciers 10,000 years ago.
Thanks to a generous donation from long-time Richfield Historical Society board member and supporter, Gertrude Ulrich, members of the Historical Society and the Richfield Garden Club joined forces to plant dozens and dozens of new flora on the property. The volunteers arrived by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22 to surprisingly good weather for digging. While the gardeners got their hands dirty, other volunteers spent time clearing brush, washing the buildings, and generally sprucing up. The place looks great! Thanks everyone.
In August, Richfield Sun-Current reporter Andrew Wig reviewed plans that the Richfield Historical Society has in the works, plans to re-imagine the way the Bartholomew House tells the story of Richfield. He detailed the society’s primary planning document that it will use to solicit donations and grants. [Read the full article online.]
On Wednesday July 18 we were treated to an amazing outdoor concert in the back yard of the Bartholomew House. The concert was co-sponsored by the Richfield Historical Society and our friends at The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor. Adam presented over an hour of music that featured—as he described—songs rejected by Prairie Home Companion!
When you are taking an evening stroll down Lyndale Avenue you need not worry if your favorite History Center and Historic Home are open. Just grab your smartphone when you head out the door and you can now learn a few fascinating tidbits bits about the Bartholomew house.
Currently, there are QR Codes posted along the entire fence outside RHS. Each QR Code will allow you to enjoy fascinating pictures, videos, and maps highlighting the history of this amazing place at all hours of the day.
Our 1954 AMIe80 jukebox has been given new life! Thanks to Daniel Coulter, a technician who specials in restoring this type of technology, our jukebox plays music once again. The lights glow, the bass will blow you away, and the 120 song selection from the 50s and 60s is outstanding. It will have a special place in our upcoming exhibit, Teenage Richfield. So put on your saddle shoes and look forward to sock hop and polka music!
Before the jukebox found its way into our collection it used to be housed at Frenchmen’s on 66th Street. In honor of the music that now graces RHS, we are showcasing a few vinyl records that have extra special meaning to the community of Richfield.
Get a sneak preview through these two fun media stories!
The newest exhibit at Richfield Historical Society is coming together! “Richfield: House & Home” will open on Saturday, September 10th. We look forward to having you as our guest from 7 to 10pm as we kick off our new main gallery exhibit. See you there!