Richfield Historical Society

Richfield, WI

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Christmas at Richfield Historical Park
December 2, 2017
Visit the Richfield Historical Park and enjoy an old-fashioned celebration. Bring back memories of a wood-burning stove, Christmas tree with a pickle; taste delicious homemade goodies; sing along with Christmas carols....Read More

Antiques, Appraisal and Chili Lunch
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Look in your attic, your closet, or even the garage. Do you have something that looks old, but you don't really know how old or if it has any value. This is the event for you to find out. Also, this fun event will give you a chance to wander among the antique dealers displaying and selling their items (new this year). Then, there is the delicious chili....Read More
Call for Antique Dealers
Antique Dealers are invited to apply to have a booth at this annual event. Click on Guidelines and Layout to learn what is expected and which booths are still available. Then, click on the Registration Form. Print, fill in the information and send it to the address listed on the form along with your booth fee.
     Antique Dealer Guidelines
     Antique Dealer Registration Form
     Antique Dealer Layout

Maple Syrup Family Day
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Richfield Art at the Mill
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Call for Artists & Vendors

Artist Guidelines
Artist Application Form
Vendor Guidelines
Vendor Application Form

20th Annual Thresheree
Sat., Sept. 15 & Sun., Sept. 16
Photo Gallery - 2017 Thresheree

Upcoming Monthly Programs

Learn about Richfield Historical Park Tours

RHS in Action

Messer/Mayer Mill Foundation Being Restored - The Turbine Has Been Recovered

By the end of 2017, the Messer/Mayer Mill will once again have a solid foundation. That will pave the way to "Get the Mill Grinding" -- the goal of the Richfield Historical Society. Way back in 2008, a friend of the Richfield Historical Society, Ivan Laubenheimer, left $100,000 to the Society....Read More

Another Successful RHS Thresheree

Throngs of people walked or rode along the pathways in the Richfield Historical Park to the Exhibit or Threshing areas. What did they see? Steam engines powering the old threshing machines; shingle making; small engines putt-putting....Read More

Unique Model of Messer/Mayer Mill at Richfield Village Hall

In September, Joe Rinker presented his 3/8 scale model of the Messer/Mayer sawmill, circa 1857, and gristmill, circa 1870, to the RHS. The unique model is now on display at the Richfield Village Hall. The RHS has completed extensive restoration work on the real grist mill in Richfield Historical Park, but the sawmill no longer exists. The model took Mr. Rinker 750 hours in over 4-year period to build this intricate model.

Blacksmith Shop is Finished

The blacksmith shop at the Richfield Historical Park is done thanks to the hard-working RHS Thursday crew. Well, a project like this is never completely finished as enhancements are always anticipated. The forge was fired up at the recent Thresheree and 'smithies' demonstrated their skills...Read More

What Was Farming Like at the Turn of the Century?

A team of RHS volunteers is talking with many folks who were from farming families 'back in the day'. These persons are sharing their stories--otherwise this valuable history would be lost....Read More

 Past Features of RHS in Action

 

 

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