A Look Back
Here are some events that we held in the past year or so. We post these here to help you get a better idea of the kinds of things that go on here. Expect similar events to pop up in the coming months!
Katy Vernon Trio Performed in August
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 http://katyvernon.com/
The Quicksteps Returned (August 27, 2016)
We were 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 showed 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.
Summer 2016 Exhibit Opened
New 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.”
Dan Israel Performed in July
We’re really excited to be welcoming one of Minnesota’s premier singer/songwriters, Dan Israel, to our Back Porch music series. We’re lucky to be having Dan back, right in the middle of one of the best artistic periods of his career. The songs on his most recent record, Dan, have been getting lots of airplay. And for good reason!
Rock for History in April
This musical event is a fund-raiser for the Richfield Historical Society. Thanks to our sponsors—RBCU, Herman & Nel Swanson, and Richfield Visions—the upfront costs have been covered; the full value of your ticket purchase will be used to support the mission of the Richfield Historical Society.
Wood Lake School Reminiscences
Come participate with Richfield Historical Society board member, Jon Wickett, as he reviews the many forms that Richfield’s Wood Lake School has taken through the years. From tiny one-room school house to overflowing elementary building, Wood Lake School was centrally located in Richfield. Find out who was behind its first construction and what led to its razing many years later.
It you attended Wood Lake School, we’d love to have you join the conversation and to share your own memories. Bring photos!
Downtown Richfield Presentation
Come hear historian, Bob Glancy, explore the ever-shifting borders of Richfield. The talk will feature historic photos and maps of the region. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the presentation will last between 30 and 40 minutes. Questions welcome!
Bob will reprise his presentation with a walking tour of Richfield’s key thoroughfares on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1PM. Mark your calendars now for this springtime follow-up.