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

                                                                  Painting by JJ Sletten

Plan Your Visit

Hours For November

Monday and Tuesday:   1 to 4

Wednesday through Saturday:   10 to 4

Sunday:   Closed 

Customize Your Visit

Go Through The Museum on Your Own

Pick Up Discussion Prompts for Adults or Students

Play I Spy With your Kids

Use a Spanish Language Booklet to Read Along

Please Note: All visits to the museum are self-guided.  

NHS does not provide tour guides in the off-season.









The Northfield Bank Raid

John Sletten: Northfield’s Cobbler Artist

Help NHS end the year strong

with a donation!

You can read our year-end letter here.

Ways To Donate

Donations mailed in or made via Square

  go into our General Fund.

Donations made through GiveMN

will be put toward building loan payments.

You can read more about our

Loan Payback Project here.

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THANK YOU to all of our donors and supporters!! Whether you gave online during Give to the Max Day or whether you've mailed in your donation, we appreciate you. Your donation really does make a difference in Northfield!! ... See MoreSee Less
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If you haven't made a donation to NHS yet, let me give you one more reason to consider it. We have A LOT more than just Jesse James stories. The James-Younger Gang might have given Northfield its most famous 7 minutes, but there is so much more to Northfield than that! Our current exhibit showcases J.J. Sletten, an artist and cobbler, and the next exhibit we're planning features Fran Hall, a local photographer and world traveler. We'll introduce you to the Northfield that shaped the community we call home. Donate to keep us telling the stories about OUR home. ... See MoreSee Less
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All day long I've been posting about different ways that your donations help benefit the community and NHS. I want you to know that I, too, donate to NHS. My work here is not just a job but it is a cause that I whole-heartedly believe in. I hope you'll join me in supporting our community and our history. ... See MoreSee Less
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Another way you can assist NHS is by helping us pay off our building loan. Little by little we're getting it paid off, but help is especially welcomed to help us become debt-free! You can donate specifically to help us with the loans by going to All donations made on the GiveMN site will be put toward our loans. ... See MoreSee Less
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