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!
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.
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.
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 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 - 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!
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10-11am, Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St.
Presented by local historian Joel Fowler. Refreshments provided!
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.
Presenting Pops on the Green: "At the Movies with PVSO". Featuring music from Star Wars, Encanto, E.T., Frozen and more. Anthony Ferreira conducting.
Open for entries May 1st!
Please contact the Clubhouse for More Information 413-498-2432
Event privately funded.