Celebrating 150 years of proud history, academic achievement, growth, change, and community

October 7, 2016

Sesquicentennial banners are waving proudly on the Carleton campus and downtown Northfield as the College gears up for its 150th birthday bash. Celebration highlights include a special Town & Gown event on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Bridge Square. The public is invited to enjoy live music from popular indie rock band, The Counterfactuals (comprised of professors from Carleton and St. Olaf; brief speeches by Northfield Mayor Dana Graham, St. Olaf President David Anderson, and Carleton President Steve Poskanzer; food trucks; and, of course, birthday cake!

In the event of rain, the event will be held in the Weitz Center for Creativity (Third and College Streets).

In conjunction with the sesquicentennial, the Northfield Historical Society will present a new exhibit, “Hometown Ties: Carleton College Celebrates 150 Years with Northfield,” also debuting Oct. 13. As part of the Town & Gown event, admission to the exhibit is free for all attendees. “Hometown Ties” will remain on display through June 2017. More at www.northfieldhistory.org.

A special website highlighting Carleton’s 150th anniversary can be found online at go.carleton.edu/150. Browse a historic timeline and archival photographs, find various events scheduled throughout the year, and read stories of Carleton’s past (or, submit your own).

This event is sponsored by Carleton College Communications. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308.