Railroad Exhibit at Northfield Historical Society Opens on Thursday

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The Northfield Historical Society, in cooperation with Save the Northfield Depot, will unveil their joint exhibit “The History of Northfield’s Railways” on Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m.   Jim Machacek, long time Northfield railroad buff, will talk about trains in Northfield at 7:00.  The public is urged to attend.

The exhibit includes historic photos and objects depicting important railroad developments from 1865 to the present. The one remaining 1888 depot on the west side of the river is a reminder of the history of the railroads which contributed to the thriving agricultural businesses in historic Northfield.  Members of Save the Depot Northfield are working to move the building and restore it to former condition and use as a hub for transportation and visitors.

At the exhibit there will be activities for children including a scavenger hunt with a prize when completed. At the gatherine on Thursday, refreshments will be provided. The exhibit sponsors include Save the Northfield Depot and Just Food Co-op. The exhibit will be up until May 8.