New Northfield Book Available!
126 pages of photos and captions on the history of Northfield
Click here for details.
Welcome to the
Northfield Historical Society!
Located at 75 S. Main Street in Northfield, Vermont, in the former Gov. Charles Paine House, we welcome you!
Since 1973, the Northfield Historical Society has actively collected and preserved objects, photographs, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and other items that relate to the history of our town.
Beginning in 2005, the Society began the task of re-inventorying and re-organizing our collection, and we are currently entering all the data into Past Perfect museum software. As we progress, we hope to add more content to our website to better serve visitors and researchers. So, please check back with us from time to time.
Please take a few minutes to explore Northfield and its Historical Society by clicking on the various links in the sidebar.
Comments, questions, suggestions are all welcome. We'll make every effort to get back to you quickly. Use our Contact Us page to see who we are and how to reach us.
All text and images on this website (except for the "Further Afield" links) are owned by the Northfield Historical Society and may not be used or duplicated without their express written permission. Thank you.
Gov. Charles Paine (1799-1853)
15th Governor of Vermont, 1841-1843
For a brief biography see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Paine
Overview of Northfield, looking east,
Stereoview photo of the bridges and log dam on the
Dog River, Northfield Village, late 1800's.
The arch railroad bridge was destroyed
during the 1927 flood.