Northfield Historical Society

Museum and Historic Bank Site


The mission of the Northfield Historical Society is to connect individuals to the history of the Northfield area by collecting, preserving, and sharing its unique stories.

Visit Us

  408 Division Street

Northfield, MN 55057

    Phone number: 507-645-9268

   Fax number: 507-663-6080



$5 – Adults

$4 – Seniors (65+)

$3 – Students

$2 – Children (6 to 12)

Free – Children under 6

Free – NHS Members

Donations mailed in or made via Square

  go into our General Fund.

          Museum Hours

     Sunday and Monday                 Closed

     Tuesday and Wednesday          1 to 4   

     Thursday through Saturday    10 to 4     



 Guided Museum Tours                         Programs 

                        June 12  – 1pm                                        May 21 – Cemetery Tours with SCOPE Northfield Cemetery 

                        June 19 – 1pm                                        

                        June 24 – 7pm                                          June 4 and 5 – Downtown Architectural Tours, 2pm

                        June 25 – 7pm

                        June 26 – 1pm                                         September 11 – Outlaw Run

                        July 28 – 7pm

                        July 29 – 7 pm

                        July 30 – 7 pm

                        July 31 – 1pm


Archer House Bricks 

Now Sold at the Museum Store!

Prices:  $10/ Half Brick

$20/ Full Brick

$50/ 3 Bricks

$100/ 7 Bricks

NHS is not shipping  bricks at this time.


Students, Join the History Club!


Volunteer as part of our

Visitor Services crew for the summer!


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Time to reserve your spot on the spring Cemetery Tours with SCOPE. The date is May 21 at Northfield Cemetery (across from the High School.) The 5pm tour is non-walking - bring a lawn chair! The 6, 7, and 8pm tours are graveside. Tickets are $6 for adults. $5 for NHS members and seniors. $3 for students age 6 to 16. Stop by the museum or call us to reserve your place, (507) 645-9268. ... See MoreSee Less
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Archer House bricks as a graduation gift? I think so!! Get yours while we still have some on hand!! ... See MoreSee Less
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The following excerpt is from a 1963 travel pamphlet to help travelers prepare for visiting the Soviet Union:" North America the term "Russia" is used in reference to the Soviet Union in total, all of the 15 republics. Actually a person living in Kiev would not be termed a Russian but rather a Ukrainian because Kiev is in the Ukraine Republic, not in the Russian Republic. By the same token, a resident of Tbilisi in Georgia is a Georgian, not a Russian. Technically speaking, you are not in Russia when you are in Kiev or in Tbilisi, but rather in the Ukraine or in Georgia...."To learn more about what it was like to travel behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, come see our "Tin Can Traveler" exhibit and learn about traveling the world through the eyes of Northfield's own, Fran Hall! #airstream #northfield(Image: Airstream trailer in front of St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, USSR. Photo by Fran Hall) ... See MoreSee Less
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If you purchased a brick over the weekend and you'd like to get a plaque for it, contact Northfield Engraving. They can do any of the examples shown in the picture. Call them at (507) 403-1014 or email them at ... See MoreSee Less
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