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.
Tuesday By Appointment
Wednesday 10 to 4
Thursday 10 to 4
Friday 10 to 4
Saturday 10 to 4
We have a shortage of volunteer help at the front desk. Hours could change without notice.
Tuesdays: staff is working in the building but away from the front desk. We would be happy to open up for you! Just give us a call, (507) 645-9268.
Plan Your Visit
408 Division Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Contact Sean Allen (Exec. Director)
Contact Jeff Sauve (Curator/Collections)
The 1876 Robbery
I Spy – Museum Version
$5 – Adults
$4 – Seniors (65+)
$3 – Students
$2 – Children (6 to 12)
Free – Children under 6
Free – NHS Members
Northfield Historical Society is a Time Travelers partner organization. See information on the Time Travelers program under our HOME menu.
News and Press Releases
When History Becomes the Past: Saying Goodbye to Historic Landmarks
Image: Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze in the morning after the November 12, 2020 fire. Courtesy of Northfield Historical Society I came to Northfield in the spring of 2020 when I took the position of collections manager at Northfield Historical Society....
A Sign from the Vault
While cleaning and putting the finishing touches on the bank prior to reopening last Thursday, Cathy and I discovered a big (and heavy) surprise in the vault; a cast iron sign with the words "DESIGNED AND BUILT BY HORACE E. HORTON ROCHESTER, MINN." After a moment of...
My Road to Northfield, Minnesota
I realize now that I have more in common with Jesse James than I thought I ever would; I’ve worked closely with my brother, traveled extensively through the American South, own a six-shooter, and came to Northfield, Minnesota to see the First National Bank. Having...