At the History Center


History Through Literature
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.”

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

Link to the Richfield History Collection

Richfield Historical Society Map and Image Collection
Our volunteers have been hard at work creating virtual exhibits by scanning our photo and map collections. With the help of grants, our online collection is beginning to grow.

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!