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Society Receives a $500 IBM Grant
Volunteer extraordinaire and former Northfield resident Joanna Cleveland Caswell, a retired IBM employee, has enabled the Society to apply for an IBM Community Grant through her former employer. Due to her regular (and plentiful) volunteer hours she puts in at the Society doing, among other things, collection cataloging and genealogy research, she qualified to apply for the grant that IBM makes available to non-profit organizations. We are very fortunate to have Joanna, and all her hard work which results in this grant opportunity. This is the 4th grant we have received from IBM through Joanna's continued commitment to the Northfield Historical Society and its preservation of the town's history. 

We will use the grant money to fund the digitization of The Rambler, Northfield High School's yearbook, which began in 1921. The project has started and we have been adding links to the searchable, full-content digital files in PDF format. We are also creating a Master Personal Name Index for the yearbooks so that you can search for people across all the years. Check back often as we add more yearbooks!
  • We are now officially closed for the season, however we are open by appointment. Contact us at 802-485-4792 or email: nhscurator@gmail.com. (Email is the best way to reach us.)
  • The Cataloging Crew continue to catalog the Society's collections (a never-ending pursuit!) using Past Perfect Museum software. The cataloging and scanning of our photograph collection is almost complete and the object cataloging also continues.
  • Donations of artifacts and photographs are fairly steady, with collections and items large and small. We hope to feature some of these recent acquisitions in a display in our exhibit space.
  • The Board recently decided that we will make available on this website full-text pdf copies of early issues of our newsletter, The Dog River Crier, which has been continuously published since 1975! Issues are now available under "Dog River Crier Full-Text" (see left sidebar) or you can click HERE.
  • When we get to cataloging our small collection of books, we will add those titles to the free Internet library catalog, Library Thing. By using this online catalog, anyone can search our book collection to see what we have. Another project in the works!

As you can see, the Society keeps busy year round! Please check back with us for updates.

Below are links to past exhibits and other activities. We have striven to preserve these pages for future reference. Have a look-see if you missed them!