KatyVernonTrio-2016Katy Vernon Trio

Wednesday, August 17th at 7 pm, 6901 Lyndale Avenue, FREE
Come enjoy an outdoor concert at the back yard of the historic Bartholomew House! Bring a chair or blanket and relax to the music of Katy Vernon, our guest musician. The event is free, but tips and donations are encouraged!

Katy Vernon is a Minneapolis / St. Paul based singer songwriter. She grew up in London, England and has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. It’s been the way she can get out some pretty serious personal notes about the loss of both her mother and father when she was a child.

In 2010 Katy picked up a ukulele and this led to a whole new direction for her writing and performing. This was a turning point after a lengthy break from performing while she started a family. It was also the beginning of her embrace of taking the central role in a band as more than a vocalist. Learning how to play a new instrument and performing solo re-charged her in every way.

Katy’s heartfelt lyrics add a weight and poignancy to this happy little instrument. “I’m a singer of sad songs on a happy instrument.” Learn more about her at


Quicksteps Vintage Base Ball Team

Quicksteps Vintage Base Ball Team

The Quicksteps Return August 27

We are excited to welcome back the Quicksteps of the Vintage Base Ball Association. Clad in 1860-style uniforms and using authentic reproductions of 1860 equipment, the quicksteps have played over 160 matches in 17 seasons in five states. The Quicksteps show base ball (two words in 1860) as it was played in the milestone year of 1860, when a uniform code of rules and practices was first in use and when play had spread throughout the nation. The Quicksteps will play their game on Lyndale Field, just behind the Bartholomew House (6901 Lyndale Ave, Richfield) at 1PM on Saturday, August 27.


Summer Exhibit Open

June 25 through fall 2016
Richfield History Center, 6901 Lyndale Ave S


IMG_20160423_143830266New board member, Ariel Keeton, has just completed work on a new exhibit that will be on display this summer. You are invited to the exhibit’s grand opening on Saturday, June 25 from 6-8PM. Ariel says, “Come join us as we journey through the ages of history, with the aid of literature. Explore how entertainment for generations was contained between the pages of books and newspapers. Relive or understand the excitement and tragedy of historical events as presented in written word. Most of all, come to enjoy the artifacts being brought back to life with History Through Literature.”