Richfield Historical Society

Richfield, WI


Richfield Historical Society Monthly Programs

Everyone is welcome to attend the Richfield Historical Society's (RHS) interesting programs presented monthly. The programs are held the 4th Thursday during the months of January–May; September–November. The November date may vary due to Thanksgiving. The programs start at 7pm and are held at the Richfield Fire Hall, 2008 State Road 175, Richfield, WI 53076.

The programs range from authors to impersonators to experts on various topics. There is something for everyone. Light refreshments are served after the program. No charge; donations appreciated to support the RHS projects.

May 25, 2017
Program: Never Curse the Rain
Speaker: Jerry Apps

Location: Richfield Fire Hall -2008 Hwy 175

Mr. Apps grew up in a era when a weekly bath was considered sufficient as water was precious. And when it rained, it was cause for celebration. Indeed, if ever the Apps boys complained about a rainy day spoiling their plans, their father admonished, "Never curse the rain," for the family’s very livelihood depended upon it. Mr. Apps is a celebrated rural storyteller, and as an award winning author has authored more than 40 non-fiction and fiction books. He was born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm before electricity, indoor plumbing and central heating. “Never Curse the Rain” is his latest book in which he shares his memories of water, from its importance to crops and cattle to its many recreational uses – fishing trips, canoe journeys, and the simple pleasure of an afternoon spent dreaming in the hay mow as the rain patters on a barn roof.

June, July, and August: Enjoy Events at the Richfield Historical Park

September 28: "Wisconsin's Most Haunted Places" - Chad Lewis

October 26: Hensler Petroglyphs" - Dale Van Holten

November 16: "Milwukee's Holiday Traditions" - Milwaukee Historical Society

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