Hill Farm Historical Society

Hill Farm Historical Society Home to the Historic Farm of James J. Hill. In 1883, railroad industrialist James J. Hill purchased 3,300 acres encompassing what is now the community of North Oaks. Hill used his North Oaks Farm to produce advances in cattle raising and other agricultural practices to complement his burgeoning Great Northern Railroad. Today, the Hill Farm Historical Society preserves Hill's legacy of innovation on over five acres that includes the dairy, blacksmith shop, and the signature "red barn," which served as the granary. We are always looking for new members to help us commemorate this historic site and beautiful land through a number of community events and celebrations. For more information, check out the Member Page here http://www.hillfarmhistoricalsociety.com/joindonate.html

06/26/2019

Thanks for coming to the Farm!!

Ice Cream Social 2019

James J. Hill House is part of the Minnesota Historical Society located at 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102.  For an ...
06/16/2019

James J. Hill House is part of the Minnesota Historical Society located at 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102. For an introduction to the Hill Family and information about tours of the legendary mansion visit www.mnhs.org/hillhouse

Photo Credit: www.julieoliverphotography.com

06/16/2019

Walter Krebsbach was the highest bidder for a grand evening at the James J. Hill House which included dinner and a private tour of the mansion for his family and friends. His donation to the Hill Farm Historical Society was made at the annual Farm Fest Silent Auction.

Sunday April 7, 2019
Photo Credit: www.julieoliverphotography.com

HistoryFest and Ice Cream SocialSunday June 23, 3:00-6:00 PMGather with your friends and neighbors in the beautiful sett...
05/31/2019

HistoryFest and Ice Cream Social
Sunday June 23, 3:00-6:00 PM

Gather with your friends and neighbors in the beautiful setting of the old farm, on Red Barn Road.
Enjoy blacksmith demonstrations, outdoor games, ice cream treats.
Tour the historic buildings and talk with local historians about "Old North Oaks."

The event is free and open to all North Oaks residents and their guests.

Annual Spring Dinner May 17 -- Guest Speaker William Kent Krueger. Krueger is the renowned author of many books set in M...
05/09/2019
2019 HFHS Annual Spring Dinner

Annual Spring Dinner May 17 -- Guest Speaker William Kent Krueger. Krueger is the renowned author of many books set in Minnesota, including Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel in 2014), and the Cork O'Connor mystery series. Details and reservations on our website https://www.hillfarmhistoricalsociety.com

Save the date for HFHS 2019 Annual Spring Dinner

06/04/2018

The Ice Cream Social has been cancelled for June 10. Stay tuned for possible reschedule later this summer.

05/12/2018

Take me out to the ballgame...
HFHS annual "Old Time Baseball and Ice Cream Social" -- Sunday June 10, 2-5 PM at the Farm. Intergenerational baseball teams will play by old-time rules, while spectators (YOU!!) cheer them on and enjoy ice cream treats.
Mark your calendars and plan to be there!

Hill Farm Historical Society Spring Dinner -- Friday May 11, 6 pm at Tria Restaurant, Bar & Event Center. The program wi...
04/23/2018

Hill Farm Historical Society Spring Dinner -- Friday May 11, 6 pm at Tria Restaurant, Bar & Event Center. The program will feature filmmakers Stephen Sadis and Kyle Kegley of Sadis Filmworks, discussing the upcoming national release of a new documentary about James J. Hill. "The Empire Builder: The Story of James J. Hill and the Great Northern Railway" weaves together interviews, film, and photos to present a new view of Hill. For reservations for the dinner and program visit our website https://www.hillfarmhistoricalsociety.com

Grant County Historical Society & Museum
01/29/2018

Grant County Historical Society & Museum

A lot of ice has been made on area lakes the last couple of weeks with all the below zero temperatures we have had. Ice was harvested annually from Barrett Lake for about 100 years by the Hjelle Ice Works. The ice harvesting process is explained in our "January Harvest" exhibit. The photo on the left is of the Barrett Ice Works in 1905. The photo on the right is ice harvesting on Pomme de Terre Lake in 1941.

Farm Fest!
04/27/2017

Farm Fest!

Hill Farm Historical Society
04/27/2017

Hill Farm Historical Society

Hill Farm Historical Society's cover photo
04/27/2017

Hill Farm Historical Society's cover photo

Hill Farm Historical Society
04/27/2017

Hill Farm Historical Society

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35 Hill Farm Circle
North Oaks, MN
55127

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35 Hill Farm Circle North Oaks, MN 55127

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