November 11, 1918 was a day for which many hoped and prayed. It was the day that the armistice was signed ending the Great War. The war had been raging in Europe since 1914, and while the United States had only been officially in the war for a year and a half, a...read more
I’ve worked admissions at the museum during the Defeat of Jesse James Days for 6 years now and I often see eyes rolling and sneers of disgust during Defeat weekend when visitors see that NHS charges admission to enter the museum. I’ll admit, it’s confusing when there...read more
Northfield started holding a fall festival in September 1946 to celebrate that year's harvest. In 1948, for the third annual fall festival, local Northfielders Cass Johnson and Sam Haugen decided to recreate the famous bank raid for visitors. This first reenactment...read more
The Northfield Historical Society is looking for individuals who would like to be tour guides at the museum this summer. Be a part of the Adult Posse and help spread the word about the momentous events in Northfield on September 7, 1876 when the bank was robbed by the...read more
15 years after his death, Paul Wellstone remains unforgettable Those who knew and worked with the senator remember their first impressions of him. By Curt Brown The showers were cold at Carleton College 37 years ago. The bathrooms were dirty and the cafeteria was...read more
Bank Raid Gallery
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