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The Norwegian-American Historical Association
1510 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1097
Tel: (507) 786-3221 — Office
(507) 786-3229 — Archives
Fax: (507) 786-3734

When planning your visit to NAHA, make sure you leave time to check out the best of Northfield.

Northfield Historical Society

408 Division Street, (507) 645-9268

The NHS has both permanent exhibits-featuring the James-Younger Gang Bank Raid and the first National Bank of Northfield-and temporary ones, such as current exhibits on Malt-O-Meal and Carleton College’s 150th anniversary.

Northfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

203 3rd St. W. Suite B, (800) 658-2548

 The Visitors Bureau offers two self-guided tours, one following the trail of infamous outlaw Jesse James, and another that visits the historic sites of Northfield. Tour guides are available for larger groups when planned in advance.

Flaten Art Museum

Center for Art and Dance, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., (507) 786-3556

 St. Olaf’s art museum houses student exhibitions, faculty sabbatical works, and curated exhibitions from around the world. The museum is free and open to the public (except during the summer, holidays, and college breaks).

Perlman Teaching Museum

Weitz Center for Creativity, 320 Third St., (507) 222-4469

Carleton’s art museum is free and open to the public. Featuring two galleries, museum professionals are always rotating new programs and exhibitions. 

Northfield Arts Guild

304 Division Street, (507) 645-8877

This guild hosts over 100 events a year, from theater productions to art galleries. 

Shepherd’s Way Farms

8626 160th Street East, Nerstrand               (507) 663-9040

Located a short drive from downtown Northfield, this local dairy farm hosts tours, cheese tastings, and classes on cheese making.