This Old House Tour


Bartholomew House Tour & Discussion
This Old Bartholomew House, Tour 1
Tuesday, September 13
7PM – 8:30PM

Join John Bjostad and Ruthann Clay to explore This Old (Bartholomew) House. Now that our Historic Structure Report is done, we think you will enjoy learning about the house. We will go through the construction of the farm house and discover which part of the house came first. It is an interesting report, and we know you will enjoy the story.

6901 Lyndale Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423

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Katy Vernon Trio Returns to the Back Porch

Katy plays on Prairie Home Companion

Katy plays on Prairie Home Companion

Katy Vernon Trio

Wednesday, August 17th at 7 pm, 6901 Lyndale Avenue, FREE
Come enjoy an outdoor concert at the back yard of the historic Bartholomew House! Bring a chair or blanket and relax to the music of Katy Vernon, our guest musician. The event is free, but tips and donations are encouraged!

Katy Vernon is a Minneapolis / St. Paul based singer songwriter. She grew up in London, England and has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. It’s been the way she can get out some pretty serious personal notes about the loss of both her mother and father when she was a child.

In 2010 Katy picked up a ukulele and this led to a whole new direction for her writing and performing. This was a turning point after a lengthy break from performing while she started a family. It was also the beginning of her embrace of taking the central role in a band as more than a vocalist. Learning how to play a new instrument and performing solo re-charged her in every way.

Katy’s heartfelt lyrics add a weight and poignancy to this happy little instrument. “I’m a singer of sad songs on a happy instrument.” Learn more about her at

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Don’t Miss Dan!

DanIsraelJuly202016We’re really excited to be welcoming one of Minnesota’s premier singer/songwriters, Dan Israel, to our Back Porch music series. We’re lucky to be having Dan back, right in the middle of one of the best artistic periods of his career. The songs on his most recent record, Dan, have been getting lots of airplay. And for good reason! Come hear his earthy, heartfelt songs on July 20th.

Outdoor concert in the back yard of the Bartholomew House
6901 Lyndale Ave S in Richfield
Bring a blanket or lawn chair
7PM – 8PM

*Dan gladly accepts tips! (So does the Historical Society)


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New Exhibit Grand Opening


Saturday, June 25
6 – 8PM
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.”

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