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Annual Meeting of the Historical Society

The annual meeting of the Richfield Historical Society will take place at Gramercy Park Cooperative at Lake Shore Drive (6711 Lake Shore Dr in Richfield) at 6 PM on Saturday, March 28.   The program will feature society member, Jon Wickett, as … Continue reading

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Alaska Far Away: The New Deal Pioneers of the Matanuska Colony

Alaska Far Away: The New Deal Pioneers of the Matanuska Colony Video showing at Richfield Historical Society. In the midst of the despair of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal gave over 200 struggling Midwestern farm families an extraordinary … Continue reading

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Challenging an Airport

One richfield family waged a final but determined campaign in a long-running Minneapolis-Richfield contest – the takeover of Richfield land by Minneapolis business leaders to create Wold-Chamberlain Airport, later Minneapolis-St. Paul International. Purists might argue that Gus and Lottie Hohag’s … Continue reading

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Give to the Max Day

This Thursday—November 13—is Give to the Max Day, a day set aside in Minnesota to reaffirm the community benefits of charitable giving. And thanks to the Bush Foundation and others, organizations like ours that receive donations on Thursday are eligible … Continue reading

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