Celebrating Preservation

Celebrating Preservation

Celebrating Preservation:  Historic Homes in Northfield By Barbara Evans Beautiful and stately homes in Northfield are so plentiful that having only four of them on the National Register of Historic Places may surprise Northfielders.  Homes qualify for national or...
Service and Sacrifice: Northfield in the Great War

Service and Sacrifice: Northfield in the Great War

Join the Northfield Historical Society in remembering the Great War and the effects it had on the Northfield community a century ago. Service and Sacrifice: Northfield in the Great War will debut on June 29 with an evening reception open to the public from 6 to 8pm.  ...

Carleton’s Forgotten President: William Henry Sallmon

Carleton’s Forgotten President: The Short, Embattled Reign of William Henry Sallmon Lining the south wall of a central conference room in the Weitz Center for Creativity is an August procession of painted portraits, depicting in numerical order the stately...

NHS Becomes A Blue Star Museum

The Northfield Historical Society has announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the...
History of the May Fete Celebration

History of the May Fete Celebration

An early 20th century spring ice cream social at Carleton became a May festival on the lawn of Gridley Hall dorm on May 22 of 1909, with Maypole dancing, Glee Club singing and the crowning of a May Queen. Over the next half a century, entertainment was added to the...