Richfield Historical Society

Richfield, WI

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New Displays in the Lillicrapp Welcome Center

General Store Display at the Lillicrapp HouseLife's a little easier than it was back then, but the pleasure of a trip to the General Store remains. Relax with a game of checkers, check out the latest seeds, imagine how you would look in the latest fashionable dress. The main room in the Lillicrapp House General Store Display at the Lillicrapp Housefeatures many artifacts that represent how a general store looked plus photography of general stores that used to be in the Richfield area. Be sure to see the new Farming exhibit at the upcoming RHS events.

The large sunny room west of the dining/parlor used to be a summer kitchen. Richfield's beautiful lakes is the theme of this room giving you that 'summer-time' feeling. There is a very interesting display of cameras and many photos depicting Richfield and the surrounding area.

Many items have already been gathered. However, several more are needed to make the exhibit complete. If you have any of the items listed below for “donation”, “loan”, or any possible “leads”, or if you have any questions about any other items that could be used, please contact: Jean Happel, 262-644-5978 or Norb Berres, 262-628-2685

  • Display cases/display counters**
  • Enamelware (coffee pots, etc.)
  • Crocks (with or without advertising)
  • Wooden items (bowls, crates, kitchen items)
  • Advertising tins (coffee, spices, vegetable, flour, etc.)
  • Egg items (wire baskets)
  • Board games
  • Candy jars
  • String holder
  • Stereopticon Viewers & Photo Cards
  • Victorian Blouse & Dress
  • Paper bag holder
  • Paper holder/cutter
  • Old brooms and dusters
  • Old fabric
  • Seed & flower packets
  • Fake vegetables, fruits and meats
  • Advertising and trade cards
  • Advertising signs
  • Spool cabinet
  • Early children's toys

**most important items needed

 

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