Welcome to the Northfield Historical Society

The mission of the Northfield Historical Society is to connect individuals to the history of the Northfield area by collecting, preserving, and sharing its unique stories.

Visit Us

  408 Division Street

Northfield, MN 55057

    Phone number: 507-645-9268

   Fax number: 507-663-6080



$5 – Adults

$4 – Seniors (65+)

$3 – Students

$2 – Children (6 to 12)

Free – Children under 6

Free – NHS Members

Plan Your Visit

Hours For October

Monday and Tuesday:   1 to 4

Wednesday through Saturday:   10 to 4

Sunday:   Closed 

Customize Your Visit

Go Through The Museum on Your Own

Pick Up Discussion Prompts for Adults or Students

Play I Spy With your Kids

Use a Spanish Language Booklet to Read Along

Please Note: All visits to the museum are self-guided.  

NHS does not provide tour guides in the off-season.








                                                                  Painting by JJ Sletten


The Northfield Bank Raid

John Sletten: Northfield’s Cobbler Artist


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Looking for something to do over MEA? The Northfield Historical Society will have the History Hideout open again beginning Thursday! We'll have games, costumes, puzzles, and books available for the kids (plus plenty of hand sanitizer!) The History Hideout is FREE this year with your paid admission. Come check it out! ... See MoreSee Less
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An update on the Greenvale Park PTO fundraiser, the students have learned about John North, the Big Woods, and the Ames Mill and in the process have raised over $10,000! If they reach their goal of $15,000 they get to dunk Principal Richardson! We are very pleased to help the students learn about their town and raise money simultaneously, consider donating at greenvaleparkpto.com! ... See MoreSee Less
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