Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 12:00-4:00 PM

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 and don’t forget to check our Upcoming Events Calendar under the Program and Events menu selection

It’s a New Year, we are posting a weekly video of interest. It can be found here, on Facebook, our YouTube channel at Richfield Historical Society, Twitter and eventually on Instagram. The 4 video series are:

  1. From Our Collection with Marisa
  2. In The Garden with Abby
  3. Meet a Volunteer
  4. Upcoming Events with Director Doug
  5. In months that have 5 Saturdays, we will do updates on fundraising for the Rehabilitation of the Bartholomew House. Here is the first video:

The First Video in the “From the Collection with Marisa” series can be found on YouTube at:

The first in the series “In the Garden with Abby” can be found here, on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter:

The first in the series “Meet a Volunteer” can be found here, on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter:

We at the Richfield Historical Society work 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.

Richfield has been an example of Minnesota growth, from the fur trade, through agricultural growth, Riley Bartholomew becoming a member of the commission that wrote the Minnesota State Constitution, and then serving in the second state legislature, through being a township, village, and finally a growing suburb!  From being part of Fort Snelling, keeping whites out of Indigenous people’s lands to being home to the first mall in America, Richfield has been a leader.  The Richfield Historical Society houses that entire story!

We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization so your contributions to our non-profit organization are tax-exempt. We will be sending the newsletter, email, Facebook, and other reminders during the month of November.  Please keep us in your giving plans!!

– RHS Pod Casts –

Click below to see upcoming RHS activities in 2021.

Listen to historical Memorial Day facts and coming events..

See RHS Director Doug Ernst review activities coming up this spring..

Other Pod Casts


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Support Us!

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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