Schedule

The year was filled with exciting, varied, informative, and fun events. Please see below for the entire schedule.

It Was an Exciting Year of Events!

Northfield's 350th Anniversary offered a tremendous opportunity for coming together as a community and as a region. Throughout the Anniversary year (2023), residents and local supporters learned more about the town's rich past, enjoyed a variety of festive entertainment, engaged in children's activities and more. To view the detail of each event, please click on the Event Descriptions sub-tab.

Events and Activities

January, 2024

  • 1/1 Town-Wide Luminaria Display

February, 2024

  • 2/16 "Where is Northfield", Sara Campbell, Civil Engineer
  • 2/18 Kids and Family Fun Day; Outdoor Family Activities

March, 2024

  • 3/11 "King Philip's War in Your Backyard: From Sokwakik to Peskeompskut 1675-76", David Brule

April, 2024

  • 4/15 Coffee Hour: Seminary History, Peter Weis
  • 4/27 Abijah Prince of Northfield: From Enslaved to Entrepreneur

May, 2024

  • 5/7 Mill Brook Trail Walk, Early Industries , Annie Chappell
  • 5/10 Architecture of Early New England, Eric Gradoia, Architectural Historian
  • 5/13 King Philip's Hill Walk, Rich Holschuh
  • 5/20 Architectural Tours, Eric Gradoia, Architectural Historian
  • 5/20 Coffee Hour: History of the Field Library, Linda Chapin
  • 5/22 Musicians of Northfield: "Andrew Vernon & Friends"

June, 2024

  • 6/2 The Northfield Campus Northfield Mount Hermon; Past, Present & Future Discussion
  • 6/10 Swan Songs Shapenote Concert: Swan Singers, music composed by Timothy Swan
  • 6/10 Northfield Town Chicken Barbecue
  • 6/11 Slide Show: "Trains and Stations of Northfield", Philip Johnson
  • 6/16 Documentary Film: "Root Hog or Die"
  • 6/17 Coffee Hour: Dairy Farming, Joel Fowler, Historian
  • 6/17 Dickinson Memorial Library's 125th Birthday Celebration
  • 6/24 Thomas Aqquinas College Tours
  • 6/25 Pioneer Valley Symphony Concert

July, 2024

  • 7/7-19 Northfield Then & Now Artists Exhibit
  • 7/7-19 Jack Nelson's Chateau Sculpture on Exhibit
  • 7/11 The Northfield Chateau, Viewing & Reception, Jack Nelson
  • 7/15 American Youth Hostel, Memories & Song, Jonathan Smith, Annie Patterson & Peter Blood
  • 7/15 First Parish Church Variety Show
  • 7/20 "Northfield Then & Now" Artists Exhibit and Reception, Joel Fowler, Historian
  • 7/20 Vintage Fashion Show
  • 7/21 Documentary Film: "Out of the Storm"
  • 7/22 Coffee Hour: History of The Rustic Ridge, Margie Conner
  • 7/23 "D.L. Moody: A Life", Kevin Belmonte, Biographer
  • 7/28 Musicians of Northfield, "Crowd the Plough"
  • 7/30 Hymnology in Northfield, Mary Key

August, 2024

  • 8/3 "Gravestone Girls", Gravestone Art and Historic Symbolism
  • 8/3 350th River Paddle, Connecticut River
  • 8/6 Organ Concert on First Parish's Historic Hook Organ, Gary Garletts
  • 8/12 Softball Game: Northfield vs. Deerfield
  • 8/13 Northfield Historical Society Museum Open
  • 8/18 Documentary Film: "Free Spirits" about Northfield's Renaissance Community
  • 8/19 Coffee Hour: The Northfield Hotel and Chateau, Peter Weis
  • 8/19 Renaissance Community, "Spirit of the Flesh Band", Music and Stories
  • 8/20 Bicycle Rodeo and Hike for Kids
  • 8/20 Dickinson Memorial Library 125th Birthday Party Picnic
  • 8/24 The Amazing Geological History of Northfield, Richard Little
  • 8/26 Brush Mountain Hike, Matt DiLuzio
  • 8/27 Northfield Historical Society Museum Open

September, 2024

  • 9/10 Northfield Historical Society Museum Open
  • 9/16 Architectural Tours, Eric Gradoia, Architectural Historian
  • 9/16 Coffee Hour: West Northfield Residents
  • 9/17 Musicians of Northfield: "Brian Bender & Robby Roiter"
  • 9/23 Harvest Moon Dinner Dance
  • 9/30 350th Anniversary Parade
  • 9/30 350th Finale & Fireworks

October, 2024

  • 10/21 Coffee Hour: Postcards of Northfield, Joanne Gardner
  • 10/21 Geology of Northfield Field Trip, Richard Little
  • 10/22 Musicians of Northfield: Lenny Zarcone

November, 2024

  • 11/4 Wagon Rides
  • 11/12 "The People vs. The Pipeline" Presentation

December, 2024

  • 12/2 DeCamera Singers, Music from 1673 to The Present
  • 12/3 Make Your Own Gingerbread House
  • 12/6 Documentary Film: "New Lights in the Dawnland"
  • 12/16 Science Presentation, Magic Wings
  • 12/16 "Tanglewood Marionettes"
  • 12/20 Piti Theatre Performance by NES Students Grades 3 and 6
  • 12/31 Town-Wide Luminaria