At the History Center

The Bartholomew House Turns 165
During 2017, Richfield’s historic Bartholomew House turns 165 years old! In our main gallery we have assembled a new exhibit highlighting the house and telling the story of its beginnings in Minnesota’s white-settlement period to its use as a family home through the middle of the 20th century. (Exhibit updated in June 2017)

Tours of the Bartholomew House

Kitchen in 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.



Online Exhibits

Minnesota Digital Library

Link to the MN Digital Library

Many of our earliest maps, plat books, and atlases have been digitized and are available online at the Minnesota Digital Library. Spend some extra time at this site as the collections of other Minnesota historical societies can be found here too!