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NEW EXHIBIT: The Murder of Officer Fred Babcock

Come by the history center this summer to learn about the 1949 murder of Richfield Police Officer Fred Babcock and the three-day, cross country manhunt for his killers!  

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The Air-O-Inn

In 1919, when what would become the Wold-Chamberlain Airport (and eventually the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport) first began operations on the defunct Twin City Speedway in Richfield, Jack Hohag and his brother’s merely watched with interest. The noise from the … Continue reading

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From the Collections: Crazy Quilts

The Richfield Historical Society’s Crazy Quilts are among the most colorful pieces in our collections. Crazy quilting was a popular 18th and 19th century patchwork style which used small and often time exotic pieces of fabric to create a collage … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Dance!

I choose to believe that there was no dance and anyone who showed up was an April Fool. How did you celebrate April Fool’s Day growing up?

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