What’s Happening in July at RHS!

Rock out and do a little dance with the One-Hit Wonders at our annual fundraiser event, Rock for History. Not only do you get to enjoy that awesome music but you get to snack on several complimentary appetizers.

Tickets: $25.00
*Can be purchased at the Richfield Historical Society or email us at richfieldhistory@gmail.com
*Tickets can also be purchased at the door


Today we think of baseball as large stadiums, gloves and baseball bats, but it wasn’t always that played this way. Join us as we go back in time to learn and play 1860’s baseball, with all the old rules, equipment and attire! You might even decide to come in period dress to take it all in!
Afterwards enjoy a free ice cream treat at Culver’s!

Lyndale Field (70th & Lyndale)
July 29th, 1PM
Cost: FREE


Katy Vernon Trio
July 19th, 2017 @ 7PM

She was born and raised in London, UK but has established herself as one of Minnesota’s most beloved musician. Combining pop, folk and singer/songwriter with her ukulele, her band travels the country to share their love of music.

Remember to bring your lawn chairs or blankets!

6901 Lyndale Ave. South
Richfield, MN 55423

Sponsored by: Dairy Queen, 2800 W 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423

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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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