Throughout 2015 the Northfield Historical Society has been celebrating 40 years of collecting and preserving Northfield’s history. The rotating “40 For 40” exhibit has been an opportunity to showcase important aspects of our shared history using the objects donated to NHS over the years.
Choosing only 40 broad themes that are indicative of the Northfield story has been a challenge because so many wonderful items have been donated over the years, and so many interesting stories have been capture. Regrettably, the three short exhibitions of items that have made up the 40 For 40 exhibit have barely scratched the surface of all there is to share about Northfield’s past.
As the final installment of the year-long exhibit is displayed, we hope that people of Northfield feel a sense of pride at their rich history, and that they continue to collect and donate items to preserve them and deepen the continuing story. Just imagine what the next 40 years might bring.
The final 40 For 40 exhibit opens on October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division Street.