At the History Center
Tours of the Bartholomew House
are available during any of our public hours. This 160 year old house has witnessed Richfield’s change from an agricultural community, to a truck-farm town, to one of the earliest and fastest growing suburbs. Whether its 19th century decorations delight or confuse you, you don’t want to miss this Richfield treasure.
No matter where you were a teenager or when you were a teenager, come celebrate hangouts, heartaches, and high school at the Richfield Historical Society celebrates all our teen years. Relive you prom (or somebody else’s), play a song at the soda fountain, hang out with your friends at the local pizza joint, share your teenage stories and hear your neighbors’ stories, too. In the main gallery through 2013.
Remembering JFK In the library gallery May, 2013 to January 2014.
The Garden Club Turns 75 In the library gallery May 2013 to October 2013.
Richfield Christmas In the library gallery starting November 2013.
You just missed:
Richfield: House & Home
Now showing until August 5th,2012
This main gallery exhibit takes a closer look at the “lookalike” houses of Richfield. We see our local Cape Cods, Ramblers, and other suburban houses every day. This fun and interactive exhibit will let us explore what makes a rambler a rambler, why Cape Cods came back into fashion, and why those “lookalike” house don’t look alike any more.
Highlights of the Collection
May12th 2012 through September 2012 in the Library Gallery
Guest Curator Jane Sponsler has raided the collections room and chosen a little bit of everything to give you a peak behind the scenes at Richfield Historical Society. What kinds of artifacts are hidden away in storage? How about some pictures that rarely get seen? Stop by to see a treasure or two from every part of our collection.
Minnesota on the Map
Opening Saturday, January 28th, 2012, 12-4pm with a book signing by author David Lanegran at 2:30pm!
showing until March 10th, 2012
Calling all map lovers! This traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society makes a stop in our library gallery for a short time only. See how our state has been represented in maps from past to present and take a look at some of the gems in Richfield Historical Society’s great map collection. Hurry, this exhibit is here for a short time only!
Richfield Christmas 1977,
November 2011- January 2012
What’s orange and green and made of macrame? The 1970s! Take a trip to the past with our new holiday tradition. Bring the whole family and get transported to Christmas past in the reading room gallery where it’s 1977 from the sofa to the stocking stuffers! Page through the 1977 Christmas Wishbook while watching a 1977 Christmas special on a black & white TV. Hear the crackle of the fireplace while you try to spy the good stuff under the tree…