At the History Center
Opening on Wednesday, June 4 at noon, the Richfield Historical Society will feature a new exhibit in the Library at the History Center Museum, Remembering Fred Babcock. Officer Babcock was investigating a robbery when things went horribly wrong. Learn about how this local tragedy involved the lives of several people throughout the upper midwest in 1949. See news articles and even hear audio broadcasts from the time. This exhibit will be open all summer on Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m.
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.
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
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!