Northfield Historical Society

Museum and Historic Bank Site


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.

              Museum Hours

                                  Sunday                 Closed         

                          Monday                Closed

                          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
Phone: 507-645-9268
Fax: 507-663-6080

Contact Sean Allen (Exec. Director)

Contact Jeff Sauve (Curator/Collections)


The 1876 Robbery

Tin Can Traveler: Fran Hall’s Trip Around the World

For Kids

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

Who Wants Some Popcorn?

Northfield does! We live in a very special town. We have a downtown with wonderfully preserved historic buildings, a town square with a lively fountain and benches designed for relaxation, and we have our very own popcorn wagon serving the hot, buttery treat every day...

Honoring Our WWI Veterans

November 11, 1918 was a day for which many hoped and prayed. It was the day that the armistice was signed ending the Great War. The war had been raging in Europe since 1914, and while the United States had only been officially in the war for a year and a half, a...

How Much Should History Cost?

I’ve worked admissions at the museum during the Defeat of Jesse James Days for 6 years now and I often see eyes rolling and sneers of disgust during Defeat weekend when visitors see that NHS charges admission to enter the museum. I’ll admit, it’s confusing when there...

Archer House Bricks 

Sold at the Museum Store!

Prices:  $10/ Half Brick

$20/ Full Brick

$50/ 3 Bricks

$100/ 7 Bricks

NHS is not shipping  bricks at this time.