Programs and Events


February 19 – Museum Mingle, 6:30 pm at NHS      

Karl Fredrickson presents ‘The Liberators of the Minnesota Ninth Infantry.’

On November 11th, 1863, two companies of soldiers – one composed of farm boys from Austin and one composed of men from the river towns near Winona– held up a Union train in Missouri. With their guns drawn, thirty-eight men faced down Union officers as they freed a family of slaves. How this strange event came to be—and the consequences it brought to these Minnesota boys—is the subject of this little-known but highly significant tale from the Civil War. Free admission. 


March 2 – NHS Social and Annual Meeting, 5:30 pm at the Grand Event Center

Join NHS for dinner and listen to the Board of Directors recap 2018 and talk of plans for the coming year. The guest speaker will be John Brooks, grandson of John Campbell, Malt-O-Meal’s founder.  


March 7 – Exhibit Opening, ‘100 Years of Malt-O-Meal,’ 6:30 pm at NHS

Join NHS in celebrating the centennial of Malt-O-Meal in Northfield as the newest year-long exhibit, ‘100 Years of Malt-O-Meal  Made Here, Sold Everywhere’ opens. Punch and cake will be served. Free admission.


April 6 – Hops, Grapes, & History, 7 pm at The Armory 

Details coming soon!