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 – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm
Museum Visits with Guides Only
Monday – Friday: 10 to 2:30 pm
Saturdays: 11 to 3 pm
Sundays: 1 to 3 pm
$5 – Adults
$4 – Seniors (65+)
$3 – Students
$2 – Children (6 to 12)
Free – Children under 6
Free – NHS Members
Visiting the Museum:
What You Need To Know
We are all living in a much different world than we were several months ago. Businesses have had to adapt to a new way of doing things and so has the museum. The following tips will help you know what to expect before you plan your next visit to our museum.
1. For now, all museum visitors must be on a guided tour. Guided tours will be available for groups of 10 or less to allow for social distancing.
2. Much of the story of the 1876 raid will be told outdoors. Groups will have the opportunity to briefly walk through the museum with the guide.
3. The museum store is open to five or fewer shoppers at a time. Items may be ordered via our online store with curbside pickup available.
4. More of the museum may open for tours as the summer goes on. The staff and Board of Directors is taking a cautious approach to our reopening. We strive to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors safe.
COVID-19 Archive Project
During this global pandemic, NHS is encouraging you and your kids to keep journals recording your thoughts and responses, fears and adaptations to what’s taking place. Then when this event is behind us, please consider donating your journals to the historical society. We want to create an archive of how our local community dealt with this inter- national crisis. No one has seen such a pandemic since the Spanish Flu over 100 years ago and our future generations will want to know not just what happened at a national or state level but how we all felt about it. Write it down! It may be therapeutic for you but it will certainly be a gift to future generations!
History is happening now and we are ALL a part of it!
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