150thThe Northfield Historical Society and Carleton College are pleased to announce that on October 13, the Hometown Ties: Carleton Celebrates 150 Years with Northfield exhibit opens at the Northfield Historical Society, with a free open house.

Hometown Ties: Carleton Celebrates 150 Years with Northfield celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the college and highlights ways in which Carleton College has been intertwined with Northfield since its founding in 1866.

The exhibit features many photographs and objects that highlight Carleton’s unique history. On display are a 1940’s-era telescope used through the 1980’s for public sky-viewing nights at Goodsell Observatory, an original costume from 1924 May Fete pageant “Sigurd the Volsung: A Tale of Viking Days, and many other great artifacts.

“Hometown Ties” will open on Oct. 13 and will be on display at NHS until June 2017. The Northfield Historical Society will have extended hours during the “Town and Gown” birthday celebration from 5-7 p.m. NHS will be offering free admission all day as part of the exhibit opening.