Northfield Historical Society is looking for new posse members

!{float:right; margin: 0 0 5px 5px;}! Since 1992, adult volunteers have been the Northfield Historical Society interpreters and presenters of the events that transpired on September 7, 1876 or as it is known in Northfield and elsewhere: The Defeat of the James-Younger Gang.

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On summer weekends when guests, tourists, and “townees” enter the Northfield Historical Society museum they are greeted by a local historian wearing period clothing who takes them on a half hour adventure of the day that made a hero of Joseph Lee Heywood and the local citizens. This commitment to the interpretation and preservation of Northfield history has earned the “Adult Posse” tour guides the distinction of being The Voice of the Northfield Raid.

The Adult Posse plays a vital role not simply as volunteer guides for the museum but in building bonds with Northfield visitors. Yes, they provide expert information on all facets of the Northfield Raid, but importantly, they serve as ambassadors to the entire historic downtown district. Every tour includes a description of the Division Street buildings and how these structures contributed in a strategic shootout that would be the talk of the town, and the world over, for the next 130 years. More importantly, these tour guides truly enjoy the learning and the sharing aspect of the program.

Just ask any Adult Posse member and they’ll tell you they feel that they get more out of the overall experience than the visitors do.

If anyone is interested in more details about the Adult Posse experience they can contact *Earl Weinmann* at *(507) 645-9488* or call the *Historical Society* at *(507) 645-9268*. Training is expected to begin on April 4th.

Oh, by the way all new Adult Posse members will receive a free one-year Northfield Historical Society membership worth $50.00.

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