Kirby Day


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Friends of Richfield Heritage Preserve in celebrating Kirby Day on Saturday, August 20, 12-4 p.m., at Richfield Heritage Preserve. This afternoon will feature kids’ crafts and games and STEM-related marble activities. Michael Cohill of the American Toy Marble Museum will demonstrate the game of marbles. Some of the historic structures in the Preserve will be open to tour that day. Refreshments will be offered, and Friends’ keepsakes and marble memorabilia will be available for purchase. The event will be held rain or shine. Richfield Heritage Preserve was once home to well-known inventor Jim Kirby. His multi-level Swiss chalet style home, the unique Garfield Hall with a floor covering streetcar springs, and the water mill he constructed to produce hydroelectric power for his home and workshop still stand on the property. Kirby was also an expert marbles player. The Friends group is currently raising funds to restore Kirby’s mill, which was built in 1922. They have already made several improvements to the iconic structure. Parking for the event will be by the Summer Barn located at 4225 Oviatt Rd. While the event is free and open to the public, attendees are asked to RSVP via Eventbrite at: For further information about the event and donating to the mill project, please visit or call 330-659-4750. ∞