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Richfield Historical Society
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House Tours

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 RICHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETINGS
7:00 p.m.
Richfield Village Hall, 4128 Hubertus Rd, Hubertus, Wisconsin

All are Welcome to Attend
No Charge for Non-Members
Refreshments are served



February 26,  2015


Program: "Blue Men and River Monsters"
Presenter: John Zimm

The author of "Blue Men and River Monsters", John Zimm, will tell us about the magical creatures of the old country as well as legends of the mysterious and macabre.  This lore is a record of the stories people held on to and the customs, foods, and cures that filled their lives. Collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Program, a Depression-era works project, these are the stories of Norwegian and Swiss immigrants, Native American medicine men and storytellers, and pioneers with memories of the earliest days of settlement in the Old Northwest.
 


2015 EVENTS


Antique Appraisal and Chili Lunch

February 15, 2015
10 am - 3 pm

Is there a treasure buried in your attic—or in the jar of coins? Maybe your mother always said that figurine was valuable. Now is your chance to find out an estimated value by asking one of the very qualified appraisers listed below.

Lee Bernard: General
Jerry Dutscheck & Mark Mudek: Military
Bill Heuter: General
David Hunsicker: Coins & Stamps
Tom Staats: American Civil War & WW1

$5.00 - Each Item Appraised (Limit 3 at a time)
Please, No Appraisals From Photos except for Large Items

$6.00 - Bowl of Homemade Chili with Fixins', Bread, & Brownie
$1.00 Beverage (Coffee & Soda)
Carryouts Available

Richfield Fire Station
2008 Hwy 175, Richfield, WI
Sponsored by Richfield Historical Society

Questions: Call (262) 628-3505
 

 


  • Mar. 28, 2015: Maple Syrup Family Day
     

  • July 25, 2015: Richfield Art at the Mill
     
    Artists Registration Form & Guidelines
     

  • August 16, 2015: Vintage Baseball Game & Car Show
     

  • Sept. 19 & 20, 2015: 17th Annual Thresheree
     

  • Oct. 4, 2015: Old Iron Swap Meet
     

  • Dec. 5, 2015: Christmas at the Mill House



MILL HOUSE BOOK CLUB

1:00 p.m.
The Nutman/Java Dancer
1319 State Road 175, Hubertus
All are welcome to attend
Questions? Call Jeanne at 262-628-0757


February 18, 2015

Featured Book: The Snow Child
Author:  Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.


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