Richfield Historical Society

Richfield, WI


Upcoming Events

May 25, 2017 ~ 7pm
"Never Curse the Rain"
Speaker: Jerry Apps
Growing up on the family farm, Jerry Apps, well known author, learned from a young age that water was precious. The farm had no running water, a windmill pumped drinking water for the small herd of cattle, and Jerry and his brothers hauled bucket after bucket of water for the family’s use....Read More

Take A Step Back in Time
June 11, 2017

July 22, 2017 ~ 9am-4pm
Richfield Art at the Mill

Sneak Previews of Exhibitors

Call for Artists
2017 Artist Guidelines
2017 Artist Application Form

Note: Quotas for jewelry and woodworking (bowls, cutting boards, etc.) artists have been reached as well as vendors.

September 16 & 17, 2017
19th Annual Thresheree

Photos from 2016 Thresheree

Monthly Programs


RHS in Action

Step Back in Time on May 14

On a sunny spring Mother's Day, several families visited the Richfield Historical Park to take part in the first Step Back in Time. The Lillicrapp Welcome Center, Mill House, and Messer/Mayer Mill were open with each featuring fun activities. These activities represented days from long ago -- scrubbing clothes, learning about the woodburning stove, grinding coffee, hauling grain -- to name a few. This will all happen again on June 11 from noon to 3pm. Come out to the Park and enjoy.

Lillicrapp Welcome Center has a New Chimney

When the Lillicrapp House was moved from its original location on Amy Belle Lake, the roof as well as the chimney was removed. Now, after several years, the chimney has been replaced. The chimney is strictly cosmetic now but every house needs a chimney -- especially one that is as historic as the Lillicrapp House. Jim Markiewicz, an RHS member and mason, donated his time to rebuild this with the help of other RHS volunteers. The Genz-Schillinger family donated the bricks. Jim M. is also going to help build the forge for the blacksmith shop. Thank you for such great support.

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

Great Progress on the Blacksmith Shop

The blacksmith shop at the Richfield Historical Park has that finished look with the siding all installed. Time now for the shutters and start on work inside the shop. The base for the forge has been poured. You can help get this new venue completed as well as have your name on a horseshoe in the shop...Read More

Wish List for the Lillicrapp Welcome Center

Do you have an old wire egg basket, crock, or spool cabinet which you don't display in your home but can't bring yourself to toss out? RHS is looking for these items and several more to enhance the General Store display in the Lillicrapp Welcome Center. Read about this interesting display and see the entire Wish List....Read More

Get the Mill Grinding

Donors to Messer/Mayer Mill Fund can etch their names in Paver Bricks at Richfield Historical Parkhistory. The Fund to restore the Messer/Mayer Mill is growing. Much of this growth is due to those persons whose donations entitle them to a recognition brick....Read More

 Past Features of RHS in Action



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