Welcome to Northfield's 350 Year Commemoration!

Our Goal: To understand and honor the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to the future.

Celebrate Northfield With Us!

In 2023, Northfield Massachusetts will mark its historic beginning in 1673 after centuries of settlement by Native people, including the Sokoki of the Western Abenaki. Our 350th Anniversary theme, Reconnecting Northfield, is inspired by the beautiful Connecticut River (Kwenitekw in Abenaki) which runs through our town. Northfield is more than spectacular geography. For generations, its people have had a significant impact on our community, our region and even the world!

After over two years of planning, a festive year-long celebration is ready! It will be a celebration worthy of the special home we call Northfield. Throughout the year town folk and visitors will enjoy a wide variety of entertaining events, history and children's programs, a symphony performance, grand parade and a spectacular fireworks display! A variety of 350th commemoration memorabilia will be offered at most events and throughout the year.

Please take a moment to browse this website. View the schedule of events and activities, note the many generous sponsors and donors, gallery of photos, and more.

Welcome to 2023 - Northfield's 350th Year!

June Events!

Northfield Campus - Past, Present, and Future

Friday, June 2, 2023, 2-3 pm, Rhodes Art Center, Raymond Hall, NMH Campus

NMH Welcomes the Community to a Panel Discussion: The Northfield Campus, Past, Present and Future, Friday, June 2, 2023, 2 - 3 p.m. Rhodes Art Center, Raymond Hall (NMH Campus) During the 2023 Reunion Weekend, NMH will be hosting a panel discussion that will explore the history of the Northfield Campus.

Musicians of Northfield: Bork-Tinen-Kahn Trio

Sunday, June 4, 2023, 2 pm at Four Star Farm Brewery, 508 Pine Meadow Road

The second event in the Northfield 350th Anniversary "Musicians of Northfield" series is the Bork-Tinen-Kahn Trio on June 4th at 2 PM. Using three voices, guitar, and keyboard, Ferne Bork, Dan Tinen, and Bruce Kahn weave a beautiful tapestry of song. Their presentation of contemporary acoustic/electric music has a broad appeal and is enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Swan Singers

Swan Singers - Saturday June 10, 2023, 3pm, Trinitarian Church, 147 Main Street

Biography of a House - Part 1: Presenting Sacred Music Written in Northfield by 18th Century Composer, Timothy Swan

A house has many stories, just as people do. The house at 88 Main Street, built in 1807, is gone now but the people who lived there and the things they accomplished live on. This is the first event in a three-event series celebrating the rich history of 88 Main Street.

The group Swan Singers was formed to bring to audiences the unique form of music used in the 18th century known as ‘shapenote singing'. In his time, Swan’s songs were sung and performed throughout the early American colonies making him as famous in his time as the Beatles have been in ours. "The Swan Singers will perform 12 pieces by Timothy Swan which likely have not been sung in over 200 years".

Northfield Community Chicken Barbecue

Northfield Community Chicken Barbeque - Saturday June 10, 2023, 4:30pm, Trinitarian Church, 147 Main Street

The Northfield Community BBQ sponsored by Franklin County Community Meal Program is scheduled for June 10 at the Trinitarian Church. There will be two seatings: 4:30 and 5:30. Reservations not needed. Bring your own chair and donations to offset costs are gratefully accepted.

Trains of Northfield

Trains of Northfield - Sunday June 11, 2023, 2-4pm, West Northfield Playground, 687 Mt. Hermon Station Rd.

Philip Johnson - Presenter. Talk and slides of Northfield's trains and many train stations. Time for questions and conversation too!

Film Screening: Root Hog or Die

Film Screening: Root Hog or Die - Friday, June 16, 2023, 6-7:30 pm, Community Bible Church, 105 Main Street
'Root Hog or Die', a documentary filmed by Bernardston's Rawn Fulton in 1973, follows the cycle of a year, spring to winter, on dairy farms in several towns of western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. The many daily chores necessary to maintain the farm and to feed and care for the cows, pigs, sheep and draft animals, and the support the farmers gave to each other in these tightly knit communities shows us the self-reliance, good humor and common sense that it took to be a farmer in this area, from colonial times right up to 50 years ago. Filmmaker Rawn Fulton will be in attendance.
Root Hog or Die (1978) | Documentary Educational Resources

Northfield History Coffee Hour: Dairy Farming

Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10-11am, Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St.

Presented by local historian Joel Fowler. Refreshments provided!

Thomas Aquinas Campus Tour

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 10 am and 1 pm, Thomas Aquinas College Campus

Northfield-Mount Hermon archivist Peter Weis will lead tours of what was D.L. Moody's School for Young Women, and is now occupied by Thomas Aquinas College. Tours will begin at 10am and 1pm at the large auditorium adjacent to Winchester Road. Parking available near the auditorium. Registrants should be prepared for a long walk.

A link to the registration page will be available on this page starting June 12th. Please note space is limited to 20 participants per tour, after which registration will be closed.

Pioneer Valley Symphony

Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM, Beach House, Northfield Golf Course, 31 Holton Street

Presenting Pops on the Green: "At the Movies with PVSO". Featuring music from Star Wars, Encanto, E.T., Frozen and more. Anthony Ferreira conducting.

Based in Greenfield, MA, the Pioneer Valley Symphony has been "Building Community Through Classical Music Since 1939". Enjoy the historic Northfield Golf Course in the manner of Tanglewood with your blanket on the rolling lawn and your dinner in a picnic basket. The music of the Prioneer Valley Symphonoy sets the mood for this 350th signature program. The accomplished musicians draw from classical, popular and familiar tunes that will complement the beautiful setting. Seating Capacity 250. Free parking on site.

Community BBQ Volunteers Needed!

If interested in helping, please e-mail Northfield350@gmail.com

350th Celebration Golf Tournament

Individual Stroke Play Format
8 AM Cannon Start - 18 Holes with Cart
Entry fee $80 - Open for Entries May 1st
Men's & Women's Divisions
Cash Prizes for Gross & New Winners
1st Place $800, 2nd Place $400 in all Four Divisions
Awards Banquet to Follow at the Beech House
Steak and Chicken BBQ by Smithsonian Caterers
Guest Tickets Available $35
Must have MGA or USGA Handicap to Qualify for net Divisions Prizes

Open for entries May 1st!

Please contact the Clubhouse for More Information 413-498-2432

Event privately funded.

Northfield Oral History Project

Please Note:

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It cannot be used without permission from the Committee.

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