Civil War ProgramLast Thursday, February 16, we hosted former NHS and Rice County Historical Society Board President Jim Stark’s presentation Why the Civil War was Fought: The Antebellum Period.  There were 47 people in attendance.  Everyone in attendance got a very detailed account of the events that lead to the Civil War.

This Thursday, February 23. NHS will unveil our new exhibit, The History of Telephones. The exhibit opening is from 6-8.  This exhibit is a comprehensive history of the utility that helped transform the community. The multi-media display will use photos, audio, movies and old equipment — including antique phones and switchboards — to tell this fascinating story.

The exhibit was developed by the St. Olaf Telephone Company and sponsored by KYMN Radio and the Northfield News.