We've Got Your Goat: The Notorious Carleton-St. Olaf Rivalry Exhibit Opens Thursday

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On Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m., the Northfield Historical Society will will open the new exhibit, We’ve Got your Goat: The Notorious Carleton-St. Olaf Rivalry.

The exhibit tells the story of the rivalry between Northfield's two famous colleges. It has flourished since they were founded. Competition grew in the 1920s, with each school's newly added sports teams, and then continued throughout the 1950s and 60s with pranks pulled on one another. Cooperation began during the Vietnam era, has come full circle today with a shared library catalogue and different awareness campaigns, to name a few. In fact, the opening is sponsored by both St. Olaf and Carleton (as well as Just Food Co-Op).

The competition across the Cannon hasn't died down, however; the sports rivalries and humorous stereotypes thrive even today. Sometimes peaceful, often competitive and always full of pranks, the rivalry between Carleton and St. Olaf is truly nothing less than notorious.

The public is invited to attend. Refreshment will be served.