The Northfield Historical Society will host its 41st Annual Meeting March 19 at the Grand Event Center. Doors will open at 6:30 with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the First National Bank of Northfield, KYMN Radio, Northfield News and The Entertainment Guide.
The keynote speaker will be attorney Todd Aldrich, an in-law in the multigenerational Northfield-based family business Malt-O-Meal (MOM). Todd is married to Allyson Smith Aldrich, a third-generation shareholder of MOM and granddaughter of company founder John S. Campbell. Todd has been active in service on the MOM Board of Directors and in the formation and management of its Family Council. He also finds time to be actively involved in community nonprofit service in the Twin Cities.
Todd will talk about why the family decided to donate its company’s history collection to NHS and also will discuss how they are ensuring that the collection will be protected and shared with the rest of the NHS community.
The meeting also will include recognition of the 2015 volunteers of the year: Jackson Hillmann, Randy Knox and Lisa Peterson.
Jackson, a junior at Northfield High School, has participated in the Junior Curator, SCOPE, and Summer Assistant programs.
Lisa, Northfield tourism coordinator with the Northfield Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, served on the NHS board from 2011–14. Last year volunteered in the NHS store for 20 hours a week after the retirement of long-time store manager and volunteer coordinator Gloria Powell.
Randy Knox is a retired Information technology project manager who last year answered the call for volunteers in the NHS store. He has volunteered in the store at least once a week ever since.
Without the support of Randy and Lisa the NHS store would not have been able to function at the level it did.
Finally, the society will recap 2015 activities and elect new board members.
The Northfield Historical Society is the primary steward of the unique history of the Northfield area, fostering an awareness of its meaning and relevance through the discovery, documentation, preservation and interpretation of our collective stories.
You can register for the Annual Meeting online or by calling NHS at 507-645-9268.