At the History Center

Making Memories

The exhibit in our main gallery is entitled, Making Memories. It explores the ways that Richfield residents have preserved family memories from the mid-1800s until today. Tracing the available technologies from these time periods, we look at the ways our stories have changed to correspond to the technological changes. Drop by! It’s free.

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!