June 11 @ 6:30 p.m.
Village on the Cannon
The Northfield Historical Society and The Entertainment Guide have teamed to produce Volumes 2 and 3 of Susan Hvistendahl’s trilogy of “Historic Happenings” books. A presentation and signing of Historic Happenings at St. Olaf College and Historic Happenings at Carleton College will be held at 7 pm in the Village on the Cannon Community Room, 301 7th Street W., on Thursday, June 11, with a social time starting at 6:30. The books are compilations of columns written for The Entertainment Guide since 2007. Refreshments will be provided by the Northfield Historical Society. Special musical guest on the VOC piano will be Marc Reigel of Carleton’s Night Crawlers, a rock group featured in the Carleton book.
Hear stories of such St. Olaf luminaries as F. Melius Christiansen, Kenneth Jennings, Miles Johnson, John Maakestad, Dean Gertrude Hilleboe and performers and artists Irene Gubrud, Sharon Moe, Ron Sell, Nancy Ringham, Gary Briggle, L.K. Hanson and Ward Sutton and of Betty White’s 1992 visit to St. Olaf. Notable figures featured from Carleton are President Larry Gould, “unsinkable” art professor Holbourn, Dean Margaret Evans, Jimmy Gillette, Reed Whittemore, “Doc” Evans, Max Exner and Fred and Deborah Sayles Hill. Learn about the iconic bust of Schiller, famous non-graduate Peter Tork of the Monkees, the May Fete and Rotblatt softball tradition. Shared collegiate history includes early football and basketball (including two goat trophies) and the nation’s only metric football game played between St. Olaf and Carleton in 1977.
June 12 @ 5:30 p.m.
The Grand Event Center
NorthfieldHistorical is a mobile app and website that allows anyone with a mobile device or an Internet connection to explore Northfield, Minnesota, including the campuses of St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges. Learn about the city of “Cows, College and Contentment” through map-based presentations, multimedia content, and curated walking tours using our mobile apps, available on Google Play and iOS.
A launch event celebrating the app is slated for 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday at The Grand Event Center. The social hour begins at 5:30, with the program starting at 6:30.
The Grand is located at 316 Washington St., in Northfield. The event is free and open to the public.