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.
408 Division Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone number: 507-645-9268
Fax number: 507-663-6080
Monday By Appointment Only
Tuesday 12 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday 12 pm to 4 pm
Thursday 10 am to 4 pm
Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sundays By Appointment Only
$5 – Adults
$4 – Seniors (65+)
$3 – Students
$2 – Children (6 to 12)
Free – Children under 6
Free – NHS Members
Introducing the History Hideout
The History Hideout is a dedicated room at the museum available for a family to reserve for two hours on Sundays between the hours of noon and 4 pm. The History Hideout will be furnished with items for hands-on fun for the entire family such as school desks and slates, costumes, storybooks and historical nonfiction books, games, puzzles, and activities. To assure the safety of all, the museum will be closed to the general public during the reserved time, and up to ten family members can use the space. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be provided and items will be sanitized or quarantined before their next use.
The cost is $45 which covers museum admission and a staff person on site. NHS members can reserve the room for $40. Make a reservation by calling 507-645-9268 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekend reservations must be made by the preceding Thursday.
Funding for the History Hideout was provided by the Minnesota Humanities Council through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.
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NHS has a new hub of information on the
1918 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in Northfield!
Many thanks to Carleton College’s Historians For Hire
February 15 — Annual Meeting via Zoom
March TBD – Prohibition Party (Annual Spring Fundraiser)
April 1—Summer Hours Begin
June TBD—Cemetery Stories presented by SCOPE
Raid Walking Tours
Historic Walking Tour
TBD – Adventures of John North program begins
August TBD—Adventures of John North program ends
12—Outlaw Run 5K/15K Run-Walk
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