The Richfield Historical Society was formed in 1967 to preserve and share the Bartholomew House (Richfield's oldest residence). In 2005, this historic Richfield house was joined by the History Center– built with the hard work of countless volunteers and with the support of the community. In 2008, the Society published Richfield: Minnesota’s Oldest Suburb. We also have several other books for purchase which covers the Richfield area.
Today, Richfield Historical Society is a dynamic part of the community.
The mission of the Richfield Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and share the story of Richfield.
At the History Center, you can tour the Bartholomew House, see exhibits and documentaries, attend events, or research history in our reading room. Our tours, exhibits, and most of our events are free to the public so that everyone in Richfield feels welcome at their historical society. Stop by some time!