VIDEO PRESENTATION OF ALASKA FAR AWAY: THE NEW DEAL PIONEERS OF THE MATANUSKA COLONY
In the midst of the despair of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal gave over 200 struggling Midwestern farm families an extraordinary opportunity: the chance to start over on the Alaskan frontier. Alaska Far Away tells the story of this bold government experiment, and the families who found themselves thrust into the national spotlight along the way.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015 3:30 PM FREE
EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING: MAKING MEMORIES
How has your family kept track of its past? Diaries? Photo albums? Come explore the many technologies and methods that Richfield families, from the mid-1800s until today, have used to record their personal stories.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 NOON – 4:00 PM FREE
Join us for our annual meeting and program. The program will feature society member, Jon Wickett, as he discusses the tragic events surrounding the murder of Richfield police officer Fred Babcock. You’ll learn about this infamous event, but also about Jon’s research process as he has attempted to track down key players all these years later. Dinner will be catered by the Fred Babcock VFW. Please register online to indicate your meal preference by March 14. You may mail a check or pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card. This event will be held in the Gramercy Room at Gramercy Park, 6711 Lakeshore Drive, in Richfield.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015 6:00 – 8:30 PM $25