Welcome to The Historical Museum of Richfield in beautiful Summit County, Ohio! The Historical Museum of Richfield operates under the Richfield Historical Society. Thank you for visiting our website. Please be sure to visit us at the museum. Admission is always free and group tours are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (330) 659-0336.
Planning a visit? The Historical Museum of Richfield's regular hours of operation are:
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.- 12 noon
Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.* and by special appointment 9 a.m. to 11a.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
*Please note that on TakeMeBack Series nights we will be open from 4:00 p.n.n to 8:30 p.m.
The mission of the Richfield Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of Richfield, by collecting and preserving records and articles of interest, as well as to promote interest in and educate the public about the people and events that have shaped our rich history by making available to interested parties such historical information as may be obtainable.
With engaging exhibits, tours, special events, historic artifacts, archival and photographic collections, educational programs, presentations and outreach for children and adults, the Richfield Historical Society’s purpose is to create and promote appreciation for Richfield’s diverse cultural, social and economic history.
The work of Richfield Historical Society consists of the following activities:
New Permanent Richfield History Exhibitions
New Public Programming
TakeMeBack Series continuing in March 2013
Don’t Wait INVESTigate program
New Education Programs - PictureThis!
New Opportunities for Volunteers
Improve Website Experience
Digitalize all accession records in PastPerfect Museum Software
Store objects, archives, and photographs in an appropriate manner
Expanded Hours of Operation for the public's enjoyment in viewing current exhibits.
Individuals from Richfield, whether they are current residents or have lived here at one time in their life.
Individuals from outside of Richfield who are interested in area history.
History of specific Richfield houses.
Collaborative research with other historical societies and community organizations.
Maintain Richfield’s historical presence within and outside of the community
Annual Richfield Historic Home & Garden Tour
Richfield Community Day
Picket Fence Art Show at Farnam Manor
Valley Windows Pow-Wow in Northampton
Loan exhibits or items
The Richfield Historical Society is here to help preserve our town’s history for you and your children. With help from residents and descendants of early families, we strive every day:
To collect & preserve records and articles of interest pertaining to the history and families of Richfield, Ohio;
To promote interest in Richfield, Ohio history;
To make available to interested parties such historical information as may be obtainable and develop facilities for Society meetings and exhibits.
Gather historical data of old families, old homes, organizations and public buildings, which are being filed for reference and made available to the public.
What History Gives Us
"A continuing project of the Society is to gather historical data of old families, old homes, organizations and public buildings, which are being filed for reference and made available to the public.
History organizations help preserve and tell the stories of the past. All accounts of the past—all history—derive from memory and from the traditions, documents, images, artifacts, buildings, monuments, landscapes, and ruins that have survived. Since memory is fallible, and because all things eventually perish, preserving these traces of the past is vital to our ability to enjoy history’s gifts.
History institutions, in partnership with their communities, are leaders in preserving, researching, and interpreting these traces of the past. By helping to save and keep history’s sources, and by joining with others to study the evidence and engagingly tell history’s stories, history institutions connect the people, thoughts, and events of yesterday with the active memories and abiding concerns of people and communities today, and with the broad sweep of national and, indeed, world history.
By preserving and presenting the evidence of the past, and by actively connecting past, present, and future through exhibitions and public programming, history organizations pass the gift of history on to future generations. They guarantee that each generation can search for it’s own answers, and forge its own meanings (AASLH).”
American Association of State and Local History. What history gives us, AASLH.org